Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake Recipe

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I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light dessert. I serve it with a dollop of whipped topping mixed with one half cup of sour cream. —Joan Buehnerkemper, Altamont, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Reduced-fat whipped topping and/or apple slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without optional ingre: 136 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat


  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and water. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Fold in the applesauce, pecans and pie spice.
  2. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Garnish with whipped topping and/or apple slices if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake in Healthy Cooking October/November 2012, p27

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Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Awesome cake. Hubby an I both have a sweet tooth and since this is healthy, I won't feel guilty fixing it. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Yummy! Served with whipped cream, but when that was gone tried it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. Wonderful, if not quite as healthy."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Our family and friends love this cake. So easy to make too."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is absolutely delicious!!! I used my homemade applesauce, awesome, awesome!!"

Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"Quick and easy to make, turned out really good. Will be making this again."

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