Apple-Spice Cake

Apple-Spice Cake

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Subtly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, each serving of this cake is chock full of chopped apple.

Ingredients 9 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ¼ cup flax-seed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 (6 ounce) container plain low-fat yogurt
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 large apple (such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, or Gala), cored and finely chopped (1 cup)
  • ⅔ cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, white whole-wheat flour, flax-seed meal, baking powder, ¾ teaspoon of the cinnamon, the baking soda, ginger, salt and cloves. In a medium bowl, combine egg, yogurt, brown sugar, applesauce, oil and molasses. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Fold in apple. Spread batter evenly in the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack.
  4. To serve, cut cake into squares. Serve warm. Top each serving with whipped topping and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Tip: If using a sugar substitute, use Sweet'N Low® Brown or Sugar Twin Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to ⅓ cup brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 162 calories, 21 g carb., 184 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1½ other carb, 1.0 fat. Carb Choices: 1½

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 square
  • Per serving: 193 calories; 7 g fat(-1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 25 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 186 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 starch

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