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Makeover Easy Apple Cake

 Makeover Easy Apple Cake
Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat of the original recipe she shared in Waterville, Ohio .
20 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar blend
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, sugar blend, eggs, oil
  • and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, flaxseed, baking
  • powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar
  • mixture until blended. Fold in apples and walnuts.
  • Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 28-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with
  • whipped topping. Yield: 20 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 1 tablespoon topping equals 184 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.