Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Whole Wheat Sugar Free Apple Cake

I love the fall weather and especially the crispness and sweetness of the apples. I recently purchased 20 lbs of organic Fuji apples from Azure Standard, a provider of quality bulk and natural foods. I think half is already gone. My favorite clean eating recipe for apples is apple cake and my kids love it, too! What I love most about this recipe is no sugar is needed. The apples' own sweetness makes this recipe a delightful dessert.
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 stick (8tbsps) unsalted butter, softened and cooled
  • ½ cup apple sauce unsweetened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 large apples, cored, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8- to 9-inch pan with olive oil.  Using an electric mixer or hand whisk, mix the butter, apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla until well combined.
Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add them to the moist mixture. Mix again until the batter is smooth. Fold in the apple cubes.
 Pour the batter in the prepared pan. Bake until the cake is set and slightly browned, about 35 minutes. Serve with homemade ice cream or store bought works just as well.