Honey and Spice Snack Cake

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 15, 2022
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
Honey and Spice Snack Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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
  • 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.

Nutrition 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.