Lining the baking pans with foil for this Apple Cake with Hot Coconut-Brown Sugar Topping makes the cakes easier to remove from the pan after broiling the coconut topper. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans with foil; lightly coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, stir together granulated sugar or blend, yogurt, oil, egg, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, and nutmeg. Stir in flour just until combined. Fold in chopped apples (the batter will be thick and chunky).

  • Spoon batter into prepared pans; spread evenly. Bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean and tops are browned.

  • Meanwhile, for topping, in a small saucepan, combine coconut, butter, brown sugar or substitute, milk, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat until the butter is melted.

  • Preheat the broiler. Gently spread topping evenly onto cakes. Broil 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping is bubbly and light brown.

  • Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 45 minutes. Use foil to lift cakes from pans; remove foil. Serve warm or cool.


Tip: If using sugar substitutes for cake, choose from Splenda(R) Sugar Blend for Baking or Equal(R) Sugar Lite. Follow the package directions to use the product amount that's equivalent to 3/4 cup granulated sugar. For topping, choose from Sweet 'N Low(R) Brown or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Follow the package directions to use product amount that's equivalent to 3 tablespoons brown sugar.

To make ahead: Prepare as directed; cool. Wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 4.3 g saturated fat; 19 mg cholesterol; 113 mg sodium. 80 mg potassium; 25.8 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 2.3 g protein; 102 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 29 mcg folate; 23 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 5 mg magnesium;