Monday, August 28, 2006

Another Family Favorite Recipe: THE Apple Cake

Who says that dessert has to be unhealthy and terribly fatting? Not so, my friends…

Anne Fawley of Baton Rouge, Louisiana decided to share a delicious dessert recipe with us that won’t make you feel terribly guilty and heavy- THE Apple Cake. As Anne says, “This recipe is almost healthy and entirely good!” The large quantity of apples adds fiber and reduces calories, and the canola oil is a healthy replacement for butter.

This recipe is low in calories, sugar and fat but will bring you rave reviews! Anne told us that she made this recipe for a dinner party several weeks ago. Her guests were all “foodies” and she felt very accomplished when every single female at the table asked her for the recipe!

I made this recipe last weekend to test it. All I can say is YUMM-O!

THE Apple Cake


4 cups chopped apples, skinned if you like
2 cups sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 ½ cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ cup lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar


In a bowl, combine the apples and sugar and let stand for a few minutes. Add all the other cake ingredients, and stir. The dough will be very stiff, more like cookie dough than cake batter. Press the batter into a well-oiled bundt pan. Bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Prepare the glaze by mixing the lemon and powdered sugar. I leave it lumpy, as it makes for a festive cake. Poke holes in the top of the hot cake with a knife, and slowly pour the glaze over the cake. Serve and enjoy!!!

Anne’s “foodie” social group joined together in a Secret Ingredients group cookbook project last month. If you are interested in creating an heirloom cookbook with your friends, check out Secret Ingredients. Our interactive website makes the project fun and easy. The best part is that you get an incredible collection of recipes that are proven within your circle!

Anne: Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipe!
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At 2:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, Kate, for writing about this recipe and our group! We are so pleased to be featured in your blog! What an honor!

Happy cooking,


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