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Autumn Apple Spice Cake

Autumn Apple Spice CakeA moist snack cake full of aromatic spices and chunks of fresh apple.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cake:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canola oil
3/4 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 tablespoon apple juice or apple cider
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped apple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Topping:
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Spray a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine egg, canola oil, milk, juice, vanilla, and Splenda® Granulated Sweetener in a small mixing bowl. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Stir in apples and walnuts. Spoon mixture into prepared pan.
  4. Combine flour, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, cinnamon, and baking powder. Add oil stirring until blended. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle topping over the batter.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 280; Calories from Fat: 180 Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 20mg; Sodium: 310mg; Total Carbs: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 3g; Protein: 5g.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1 1/2 Starches, 4 Fats.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.