Walnut Coffee Cake

Walnut Coffee Cake

Serves 8

Eat a slice of this coffee cake with a mug of hot chamomile or earl grey tea for a relaxing break in a busy day.

  • 3/4 cup plain soy milk
  • 3 tablespoons coffee substitute cereal beverage
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons walnut pieces, ground
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, (optional)
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or spray a 9-inch springform pan or 9-inch round cake pan; set aside. Lightly heat soy milk in a small pot, then add coffee substitute; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream oil with applesauce and sugar, then add eggs and beat well. Add vanilla and soy milk-coffee mixture. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the ground walnuts for garnish. Mix remaining walnuts, flours, baking powder and salt together in a bowl, then add to applesauce mixture and beat well. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until done. Cool on a rack. Garnish cake with reserved walnuts and a dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:400 calories (140 from fat), 16g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 55mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 27g sugar), 10g protein
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