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Category: Desserts

Spiced Apple Cake

Spiced Apple Cake
Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

You'll be surprised at the flavor and light texture of this apple cake, which uses nonfat egg substitute and applesauce rather than traditional oil. When making a low-fat cake it's important not to overmix the ingredients, or you'll wind up ... Read more

Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves 9
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup nonfat egg substitute (equivalent to 2 eggs)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped, peeled apples
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

Step 2Sift together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend. Stir in the raisins.

Step 3Combine the egg substitute, applesauce, nonfat milk and vanilla and stir into the dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in the apples. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

Step 4Combine the brown sugar and walnuts and sprinkle evenly over the top of the cake.

Step 5Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool to warm, then cut into serving pieces.

Each serving:
312 calories; 322 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 3 grams fat; 0 saturated fat; 69 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams protein; 2.45 grams fiber.
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