Low-Fat Coffee Cake Recipe

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I served this to friends without telling them it was low-fat and nobody ever guessed. They all thought it was delicious!—Coleen Roberts, Charlotte, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 205 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 242mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat egg whites, applesauce and milk. Add to dry ingredients. Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan that has been coated with cooking spray. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve warm. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Low-Fat Coffee Cake in Country Woman March/April 1998, p36

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punkychica User ID: 3846733 27502
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"This turned out good a little too much sugar though >.<"

sbuffman User ID: 1497756 47949
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"I have made this a couple times and it always turns out great!"

bartim718 User ID: 670557 21974
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"This coffee cake is very dense. Had to use a longer cooking time (middle was not getting done) Next time I make it I will cut way back on the sugar topping (way too much) and substitute walnuts."

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