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Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe

Spiced Apple Gingerbread Recipe

This nicely spiced caked, with chunks of apple and a hint of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, always wins raves. I like it best served warm with a dollop of whipped topping. It freezes well, too. —Pam Blockey of Bozeman, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, egg and molasses. Combine the flours, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and spices; add to the molasses mixture alternately with yogurt, beating just until combined. Fold in the apples.
  • 2. Pour into an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares; dollop with whipped topping. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 203 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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pattednajoann User ID: 3549156 103806
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"Used apples that I canned after pressing the cider from them. Doubled the spices, sub. splenda for the sugar and it was terrific. will make often."

rbolton1961 User ID: 3398444 87171
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Absolutely delicious and so moist"

josiegroper User ID: 1274415 43234
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"Everyone is always amazed that there are no added fats to this recipe! Totally yummy!"

crossties1 User ID: 1408852 103688
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I made two kinds of gingerbread for my 1-2 grade class. I thought the standard box mix would be prefered to this stronger flavor, apple filled recipe. I couldn't have been more wrong. They gobbled it up and asked for more! I might cut back on the ginger a little so I can taste the other spices more, but it is definitely going to be a regular for us."

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