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Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

 Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake mix is lower in fat and calories than regular cake mix. Apple pie spice and toasted nuts add a festive fall flavor. —Joan Buehnerkemper, Teutopolis, Illinois
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 slice (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 136 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 209 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.