From The Kitchen Of Rachelle Underwood

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Healthier Apple Cake

I found this recipe on the 24 hour fitness website under their recipe section a couple of years ago. I'm all about having a dessert that is healthy, but it has to taste like it's not lacking something. Most apple cakes or cakes for that matter use a cup of oil, and this recipe only uses 1/4 c. This cake is a great treat to have as a snack or if you need something sweet, and you don't want to spend hours at the gym working off one piece of cake. Kids like this as well, and it is very easy to whip up for an after dinner treat. Don't eat this cake as soon as it comes out of the oven, the cake is best if you let it sit a couple of hours. This allows the apples to really give off their juices, making the cake incredibly moist. This recipe is for an 8x8 cake pan, but it can be easily doubled for a 9x13 size cake.
Healthier Apple Cake

2 c. peeled, diced apples
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1 egg, beaten
1 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray 8x8 pan with cooking spray. Combine apples and sugar in a bowl, and let sit for 30 minutes. Add oil, and beaten egg, and mix. Then, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until done. Do not overcook! Sprinkle w/ powdered sugar and let rest for a couple of hours before serving.


Lana said...

So I am thinking that the powdered sugar is not sufficient...I know how you feel about frosting, but you know that cream cheese frosting would be awesome on this...and cream cheese is healthy, right???

Jwells said...

hahahahahaha why not, it may be great with powdered sugar. Use reduced fat cream cheese and it is very healthy!!:)