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Honey & Spice Snack Cake Recipe

Honey & Spice Snack Cake Recipe

The sweetness of honey, the bold flavors of nutmeg and cloves and the crunch of walnuts make for happy snacking. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Whisk the applesauce, eggs, oil and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  • 2. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. For optional ganache, place chocolate chips in a small bowl. In a microwave, heat cream for 20-30 seconds or just until bubbly. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Cool slightly; drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without ganache): 180 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Honey & Spice Snack Cake

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MrsKase User ID: 3265136 126213
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"Regular sugar is fine, we do not eat artificial sweeteners. I also have sweetened appleasauce not unsweetened. very good cake!"

Thaxter User ID: 5326647 196633
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"I substituted gluten free all purpose flour, and used brown sugar as that was all I had on hand. It was still pretty good. A bit dry, but that was probably due to the fact that my honey had crystallized a bit. Am looking forward to experimenting with this basic recipe again!"

joyjoy34 User ID: 3918339 184812
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"this was simple and delicious! everyone in my family ate it, which never happens. i will add this to my monthly menu."

SharonDetweiler User ID: 2604437 213099
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I made this without the chocolate topping. Was delicious! I baked it for 35-40 min."

sims21 User ID: 6478375 197680
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"It sounds very gooood!"

tigercat2 User ID: 3528530 198762
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"Haven't made this yet but well it sounds good."

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