1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1 stick of unsalted butter (room temperature)
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1 large apple - peeled and finely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9 x 5 loaf pan.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
In mixer, beat butter until smooth. Then add white sugar and blend.
Add eggs and vanilla and blend until well combined.
Slowly add flour, baking powder, salt and then milk. Blend until combined. Do not over mix.
Pour half the batter into the prepared pan.
Top batter with half of diced apples and half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Press apples and sugar into batter with back of spoon.
Pour remaining batter on top of apple layer. Top with remaining apples and sugar.
Press apples and cinnamon sugar down.
Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to continue cooling.