SPICED COCOA-APPLE CAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This is an old recipe that has been tweaked for nutrition's sake. This version has less fat and calories than the original. One slice of this cake is 270 calories, with 9 grams of fat. The original contains 418 calories with 19 grams of fat.
Recipe & Photo: Taste of Home


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Rating:

Serves:

16

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

1/3 c
butter, softened
1 2/3 c
sugar
2
eggs
2
egg whites
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
unsweetened applesauce
3 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
baking cocoa
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
2 c
grated peeled tart apples
1/2 c
chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 c
miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp
confectioners' sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, then egg whites, beating well after each addition. Beat in the buttermilk, applesauce, and vanilla (mixture will appear curdled).
2
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and allspice; stir into the butter mixture just until blended. Stir in the apples, walnuts, and chips.
3
Transfer the mixture to a 10-inch fluted tube pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
4
Bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
5
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #sweet, #moist