Honey & Spice Snack Cake Recipe

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Honey & Spice Snack Cake Recipe
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Honey & Spice Snack Cake Recipe

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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
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
  • OPTIONAL GANACHE:
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Directions

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.
Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
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.
Originally published as Honey & Spice Snack Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p77

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.

  • 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
  • OPTIONAL GANACHE:
  • 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 in 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.
Originally published as Honey & Spice Snack Cake in Taste of Home December/January 2012, p77

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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!"

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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!"

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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."

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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."

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

"It sounds very gooood!"

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

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

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