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Honey Spice Snack Cake

Total Time

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


12 servings

Our Test Kitchen staff relied on ground cloves, applesauce and honey to give this scrumptious spice cake its down-home goodness. The light airy treat is sprinkled with a little confectioners' sugar.


  • 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
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Whisk the egg, applesauce, 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 on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 181 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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