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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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.
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
  • 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

Directions

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.
Pour into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Honey Spice Snack Cake in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p23

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 181 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 172mg 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
  • 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 near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.
Originally published as Honey Spice Snack Cake in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p23

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