Monday, October 31, 2011

Low Fat Apple Cake - Secret Recipe Club

My first assignment for the The Secret Recipe Club and I almost missed it!

We had a freak snowstorm yesterday that left us without power for 24 hours - no oven, no stove, no recipe to share.  Luckily our power came back on about 4 this afternoon so I was able to make my deadline....."whew"!
I was assigned The Realistic Nutritionist .  Claire is working towards getting her Masters in Nutrition, so I knew I would find some goodies here!

Claire's Apple Cake  is low fat and healthy due to the fact that she added NO butter or oil.  She also used organic eggs and applesauce, which I did not have, so my substitutions are after the organic ingredients.
  • 1-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 organic egg (regular egg)
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup organic applesauce (homemade apple butter)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt with a whisk.  Set aside.
In a larger bowl mix white sugar, apples, almonds, egg and applesauce.  Add flour and stir until well combined.  Pour mixture into prepared pan.  Mix brown sugar and powdered sugar together and sprinkle over the cake.  Bake for 32-35 minutes or until cake is browned.

This is a delicious snack cake, great for after school or a midnight snack.  The brown sugar topping makes a crunchy, delicious addition to this moist cake. 

Secret Recipe Club


  1. Healthy, nutritious & delicious. That is a combination rare to find & good to keep.

  2. This looks fantastic and I love how healthy it is! I really need to bake more with applesauce.

  3. Looks fantastic...

    Ruchi (fellow SRC member)

  4. Sounds good Patti! I actually have everything on-hand too. Glad your electric finally came back on, only about an inch of snow here thankfully. Happy Halloween:@)

  5. Great looking recipe and welcome to the club.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' & 'C' SRC recipes this month: Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies and Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  6. great apple recipe. looking around for some great ones to use for all the ones we picked.

  7. Wow this cake looks absolutely delicious, what a great choice for SRC! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  8. Patti this looks excellent!!! Perfect for this time of year too. Newest follower : )


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