Makeover Easy Apple Cake Recipe
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Makeover Easy Apple Cake Recipe

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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 .
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

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

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.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Originally published as Makeover Easy Apple Cake in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p7

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"I'm going back to my apple cake recipe before the makeover; bland and not very good."

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2010

"what is the ingredient "sugar blend"?"

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"made it and my grandaughters ages7 & 4 thought it was delicious..."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2010

"This cake was delicious. Everyone who had a piece just loved it. We have 2 very small apple trees that have prodiced a bumper crop of apples this year. They will definitely help in making this cake again,"

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Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"My whole family loved this cake... I used 1 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 c + 1/2 cup sugar blend and it was fine.. Left off the whip cream and had it for breakfast."

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