Maple and Walnut Applesauce Cake

Maple and Walnut Applesauce Cake

Serves 12

Though it's equally delicious on its own, try topping squares of this spiced cake with dollops of applesauce or almond butter. As a breakfast cake, it's great served alongside scrambled eggs or tofu with bacon or tempeh sausage.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a 9-inch square cake pan.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together syrup and oil. Whisk in eggs until combined. Whisk in applesauce and vanilla then add reserved flour mixture and whisk, beating well for 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Set aide to let cake cool in pan, then cut into squares and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:200 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 35mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 4g protein
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