Makes 12-15 squares
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
1 squeeze of lemon juice
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
6 baking apples, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup butter
Preheat the oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet (9x13 should be okay) by greasing and flouring it. You cold also line it with parchment but my mom doesn't.
Mix all the cake ingredients (except cinnamon and apples) together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Evenly place apples over the batter then sprinkle the apples with cinnamon. The apples can be touching or overlapping slightly.
By hand, mix the topping ingredients until crumbly then sprinkle over the apples.
Bake for 45-55 minutes. The edges will be golden but the bottom won't be so don't be tempted to take it out early. Cover it with a clean tea towel. I like it completely cool but you could serve it warm. It's even better the next day. We don't even bother to take it out of the pan. Just keep it covered with the towel until you've eaten it all.
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