This moist apple cake has a sweet and crunchy walnut filling swirled through it and on top.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 1997
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform tube pan (10-cup capacity) or coat it with cooking spray.

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  • Stir together walnuts, Grape-Nuts, brown sugar and coffee powder in a small bowl.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. Combine grated apple, yogurt and oil in a small bowl.

  • Beat 1 cup granulated sugar, fruit puree fat replacement and eggs in another mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until thickened and pale, 3 to 5 minutes. Blend in vanilla.

  • Add reserved flour mixture and apple mixture alternately to fruit puree mixture, beating at low speed just until blended, making 3 additions of flour mixture and 2 additions of apple mixture.

  • Spoon two-thirds of the batter into prepared pan. Spread into an even layer with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle

  • 1 cup of the reserved walnut mixture in a ring on top of the batter in the pan. Cover with remaining batter and smooth top with the spatula. Add remaining 1 tablespoon granulated sugar to remaining walnut mixture

  • and sprinkle over the top. Bake until the top springs back when lightly touched in the center, 35 to 45 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool, right-side up.

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Equipment: 9-inch springform tube pan

Nutrition Facts

360.9 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 67.1g 22% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 1.9g 8% DV; sugars 31.6g; fat 8g 12% DV; saturated fat 0.9g 5% DV; cholesterol 31.3mg 10% DV; vitamin a iu 117.8IU 2% DV; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 131.7mcg 33% DV; calcium 76.9mg 8% DV; iron 4.5mg 25% DV; magnesium 24mg 9% DV; potassium 151.6mg 4% DV; sodium 394.8mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 40% DV.