Today is National Applesauce Cake Day! Any cake can become an applesauce cake by simply replacing the oil in a cake with applesauce. This simple substitution will lower the amount of fat in your cake resulting in a lower calorie slice of cake.
When picking an applesauce to replace your oil, pick an unsweetened applesauce. Full Circle Natural Organic No Sugar Added Applesauce that has a NuVal score of 21 and Mott’s Natural No Sugar Added Applesauce that has a NuVal score of 26 are two good examples of applesauce to use in your favorite cake recipe.
Applesauce Coffee Cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes
1 1/2 cups Food Club All Purpose Flour
1/4 cup Food Club Light Brown Sugar
2 tsp Food Club Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 cup Food Club Chopped Walnuts
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 tsp Food Club Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Full Circle Natural Organic Applesauce
3/4 cup Food Club Sugar
1/2 cup Full Circle Fat Free Milk
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 2 tablespoons butter; mix until mixture is crumbly. Set aside for topping.
In a medium bowl combine walnuts, 1 1/4 cup flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a large bowl mix together 1/4 cup applesauce, sugar and an egg; mix until fluffy. Slowly add dry mixture alternating with milk. Stir in 3/4 cup applesauce. Spread batter over baking pan and sprinkle cinnamon topping over cake. Bake cake for 35 minute or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 219, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 21 mg, Sodium: 123 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 5 g.
© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.