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Makeover Easy Apple Cake

Flavored with cinnamon and apples, Sherry Ashenfelter’s rich, old-fashioned apple cake is down-home delicious, with less than half the fat of the original recipe she shared in Waterville, Ohio .
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar blend
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, sugar blend, eggs, oil and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Fold in apples and walnuts.
  • Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 28-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped topping.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 184 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • KALS
    Sep 26, 2010

    I'm going back to my apple cake recipe before the makeover; bland and not very good.

  • bonandron
    Sep 24, 2010

    made it and my grandaughters ages7 & 4 thought it was delicious...

  • KTSUNETA
    Sep 24, 2010

    This cake was delicious. Everyone who had a piece just loved it. We have 2 very small apple trees that have prodiced a bumper crop of apples this year. They will definitely help in making this cake again,

  • hardm1970
    Sep 23, 2010

    My whole family loved this cake... I used 1 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 c + 1/2 cup sugar blend and it was fine.. Left off the whip cream and had it for breakfast.

  • nancysmenus
    Sep 20, 2010

    I just did a post, and if you don't go back you may not see it. Please check our B-Sweet natural sweetener, it is not an artifical sweetener, so should not be a problem for your husband. And, it is safe for type 1 and 2 diabetics.

  • nancysmenus
    Sep 20, 2010

    I have made many of the recipies from taste of home using our all natural low glycemic sweetener, B-Sweet. Stevia has been found to have some unfaviorable side effects and probably should not be used with children. I use 1/2 the amount of sugar called for and use B-Sweet insted. I usually add a bit more vanilla when brown sugar is called for. It can be found via internet at www.bfreesystem.com/nevada, or you can contact me if any questions. Less calories, and it doesn't trigger the glycemic reaction like the artificial sweeteners.

  • lisaswope
    Sep 17, 2010

    I was really excited to make this cake especially because of the flaxseed. I have only used flax in small amounts in the past, and now I know why. During cooking and now in a covered container, all I can smell is flax. If I didn't know there was cinnamon and apples in this cake, I couldn't have guessed by the smell or taste. The flax just takes over. The kids won't touch it. Maybe I will omit or at least back on the amount for my next try with this.

  • REnriquez
    Sep 16, 2010

    No comment left

  • neudorfshots
    Sep 16, 2010

    I haven't made this recipe yet either, but the amount of sugar in general and sugar blend in particular is cause for concern. For a recipe with 2 c flour and all those naturally sweet apples, 3/4 c sugar by itself should be more than enough. I reduce the amount of sugar in recipes all the time, and can remove about half in cookies, pies and cakes without ill effect. I also use stevia, in the pure liquid or powdered form, in conjunction with sugar if it's necessary to boost the sweetness.

  • grandmakae
    Sep 16, 2010

    I would love to make this cake, but... because my husband cannot have anything artificial, I wonder if using the same amount of regular sugar is okay. He is highly allergic to all of the artificial products.