Apple Cake

An Apple Cake is a perfect dessert, with chunks of apples, nuts, and raisins, all wrapped in a cinnamon-laced batter. This cake is best served warm from the oven with a (lower calorie) dollop of softly whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Absolutely delicious.

 

~ Lower Calorie Apple Cake ~

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar, granulated
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt, nonfat, vanilla
  • 1/4 cup oil, cooking
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1 1/4 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 1 pounds apples, cored and coarsely chopped (3 cups)
  • 1 cup coconut, flaked
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoon sugar, brown (packed)
  • 2 tablespoon milk, fat-free

Method

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Line two 8 x 4 x 2 inch loaf pans with foil; coat foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together granulated sugar, yoghurt, oil, egg, the 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the vanilla, baking powder, salt, baking soda, ginger, and nutmeg.
  4. Stir in flour just until combined.
  5. Fold in apples (batter will be very thick and chunky).
  6. Spoon batter into prepared pans; spread evenly.
  7. Bake about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centre comes out clean and tops are browned.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine coconut, butter, brown sugar, milk, and the 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  9. Cook and stir over low heat until the butter is melted.
  10. Preheat grill after removing cakes from oven.
  11. Gently spread coconut mixture evenly over tops of cakes.
  12. Grill 4 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until topping is bubbly and lightly browned.
  13. Cool cakes in pans on wire racks for 45 minutes.
  14. Use foil to lift cakes from pans; remove foil.
  15. Serve warm.

Serves 16 – Serving Size 1/16 – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 186, Fibre: 1g, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrate: 26g, Protein: 2g