Apple Spice Cake

This is made with slightly more apples than regular. The apple sauce and yogurt actually replace some of the oil (or butter) traditionally in this type of recipe.
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith or other tart apples
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat whipped topping (optional)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
Materials:
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • 8-inch square baking dish
Directions:
1.  In large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, applesauce, egg and molasses; mix well.  In medium bowl combine the flours, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and spices; add to the molasses mixture alternately with yogurt, beating just until combined.  Fold in the apples.
 
2.  Pour into baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray.  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.  Cut into squares; dollop with whipped topping if desired.  Yield: 9 servings.

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