A couple of weeks ago I gave you the recipe for an apple protein cake that I whipped up.
That is a great low-cal, high-protein healthy snack, but sometimes you just want cake.
This is the recipe that my protein cake was based off (I am posting them in reverse order!). I came up with it because my church was having a fundraising bake sale and I wanted something that could be easily sold. This cake slices up into squares perfectly, so I packaged three squares in a treat bag.
This is sweet, yet still light from the apple. And, of course, I healthified it slightly, so it’s not exactly like you’re being unhealthy eating this cake! It’s sweetened naturally, and instead of butter I used a mixture of coconut oil and applesauce.
Ooh – and before I get to the recipe, let me take the opportunity to wish my brother-in-law Jon a happy birthday! It’s a busy birthday time in the summer, right? Mine was July 1st, my cousin’s and godmother’s birthdays were July 3rd, my brother-in-law’s mother’s birthday was July 4th, and now my brother-in-law’s today. Something about July I guess!
Sweet Apple Cake
INGREDIENTS (serves 9):
3/4 cup granular sweetener of choice (I used half NuNaturals baking blend and half maple sugar)
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour of choice (I used spelt)
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
4-5 apples, cored, peeled and diced
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Cream oil and sweetener together in a large mixing bowl, till well incorporated. Add eggs one by one until blended, then add vanilla.
3. In a separate bowl blend flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together. Fold in diced apples.
5. Batter will be very thick – don’t worry! Spoon and press into a greased square baking dish. Reserve one of the sliced apples for topping the cake, and press apple slices into the top of the cake – 3 across and 3 down if you want each square to have an apple slice in the top!
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool, then slice into 9 squares and serve with ice cream or whipped cream on top.
Nutrition per square if cake makes 9 squares:
5.5g fat (2.5g sat)
32.3g carbs (4.5g fibre)