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
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.