Apple Fritter Cake

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Teresa Jacobson

By
@foundmyzen

This is a lovely cake that is perfect for breakfast with a cup of coffee or as a dessert for the apple lover in your life. I made it just a little healthier so I wouldn't have to feel guilty about its decadence!

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Serves:
12-15
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • FILLING:

  • 2 c
    apples, peeled and diced small
  • 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/8 tsp
    freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp
    cardamon, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    water
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • TOPPING:

  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar, frimly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 c
    chopped walnuts, optional
  • CAKE:

  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened (room temp)
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (danish pastry extract if you can find it)
  • 1/3 c
    liquid egg substitute
  • 2 1/4 c
    flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 tsp
    cardamom, ground
  • 1 c
    low-fat greek yogurt
  • GLAZE:

  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    low-fat evaporated milk (enough to get desired consistency)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (danish pastry extract if you can find it)
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg, fresh grated
  • 1/8 tsp
    cardamom, ground

How to Make Apple Fritter Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Filling: In a saucepan, combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, water, and cornstarch. Over medium heat, cook for about 5 minutes or until apples are softened and liquid thickens. Set aside.
  2. Topping: In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts (if desired.) Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 13x9 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  4. In a bowl, beat softened butter and sugar for about 3 minutes until fluffy. Blend in applesauce, vanilla, and egg substitute until combined.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine flour, ground flax, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom.
  6. Alternating, fold flour mixture and then yogurt into egg mixture, repeat; blend just until combined.
  7. Spread half of the cake batter into bottom of prepared dish. Top with apple filling, spreading evenly over batter. Sprinkle half of the topping mixture over filling. Cover with remaining cake batter and then sprinkle remaining topping over that.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for about 35 minutes or until cake tests done.
  9. Glaze: In a small bowl, blend together powdered sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and cardamom. When cake is done, immediately poke a few holes and pour glaze over top of warm cake, covering completely. Allow to cool until glaze is set (about 20 minutes.)

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About Apple Fritter Cake

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy




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