October 19, 2015

Whole-Grain Apple Cake

This is another Cooking Light recipe as I'm trying to make recipes rather than stashing them forever. This isn't our favorite apple coffee cake or apple recipe, but it's a nice pleasant cake. It's not overly sweet, and it's much healthier than our favorites (that involve Snickers for coffee cakes: http://nonesuchexists.blogspot.com/2012/08/snickers-coffee-cake-with-salted.html).

When I repeat this recipe, I'd increase the spices for more flavor and warmth.

Whole-Grain Apple Cake
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup non-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
7.5 oz. whole-wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ginger
2 cups shredded apple
3 Tbsp. quick oats
2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp. frozen butter, grated

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed 30 seconds or until well combined. Add all the dry ingredients after pre-mixing them together, and beat on low until combined. Stir in the apple. Spread batter into 9-inch spring-form pan coated with cooking spray.

Combine all the streusel ingredients, and sprinkle evenly over the cake. Bake 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, remove sides of pan and serve. Serves 10.

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