Applesauce makes this cake moist and low-fat. Decoratively arranged apple slices make it luscious to look at.
- Portion size 10 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 1996
- 2 apples
- 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 2/3 cup sifted cake and pastry flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 pinch salt
- 2/3 cups Basic Applesauce recipe
- 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Peel, core and thinly slice apples; set aside.
In bowl, beat sugar with butter until crumbly. Beat in egg. Beat in yogurt and vanilla. Combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda and salt ; fold into butter mixture alternately with applesauce, making 3 additions of dry and 2 of wet. Spoon into lightly greased 9-inch (2.5 L) springform pan. Arrange apples in overlapping concentric circles on top.
Topping: Combine sugar, water and cinnamon; brush over apples. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 5 minutes. Remove side of pan; let cool completely.
Nutritional facts Per serving, about:
- Protein 3 g
- Calories 220.0
- Total fat 6 g
- Total carbohydrate 40 g