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Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake Recipe

Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake Recipe

I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light dessert. I serve it with a dollop of whipped topping mixed with a half cup of sour cream. —Joan Buehnerkemper, Teutopolis, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without optional ingredients): 136 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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sands351 User ID: 1036170 221679
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"Awesome cake. Hubby an I both have a sweet tooth and since this is healthy, I won't feel guilty fixing it. Thanks for the recipe."

vivnie User ID: 2187459 195461
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2014

"Yummy! Served with whipped cream, but when that was gone tried it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. Wonderful, if not quite as healthy."

mammy4423 User ID: 5720015 212895
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"Our family and friends love this cake. So easy to make too."

turnergettings User ID: 6843359 137135
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is absolutely delicious!!! I used my homemade applesauce, awesome, awesome!!"

KathyMAngeley User ID: 3001716 180487
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"quick and easy to make, turned out really good. Will be making this again."

kyrajo User ID: 3262743 180486
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"Turned out pretty good. Didn't raise as high as I thought it should. Second time I made it, I used "store brand" cake mix and it did not rise at all."

acarbaugh User ID: 2406430 180485
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"My husband and I ate this cake up all by was absolutely delicious!"

mommyof2boxers User ID: 7971693 193183
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"This cake sounds like a "winner" to me. I will definitely add this cake to my list of "special" desserts. In the spring you could change things around and add strawberries and chocolate chips and add dollops of chocolate flavored whipped topping or just layer with fresh strawberries on top. There are so many options for each season and/or holiday."

ienon User ID: 7344420 135801
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"You have to use the 1 bag mix to use this recipe. Other wise mix as directed"

KathyTeska User ID: 4308835 120573
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"cake didn't rise like I expected. Directions on cake mix box had beating egg whites with water 5 minutes before sprinkling flour into beaten egg whites. The next time I think I will follow those directions before folding in the applesauce etc."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 196258
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"I made this to take to work since everyone was dieting, i felt it was a better option. It disappeared off the table. Very good !"

BethKoops User ID: 1301075 137133
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"This is a great way to dress up an angel food cake. My husband isn't that fond of angel good cake, but really liked this one."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 151254
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"This was excellent! I didn't bother with the topping or the apples on top"

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