Cut the Calories Apple Cake

Cut the Calories Contest Winner

GMA Recipes Dessert
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

Try this low fat recipe for Apple Cake for a healthy family dessert.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cups corn oil
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 cups pre-sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup soy flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cans purple plums (16 1/2 ounces each), drained, seeded, wiped dry, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped, toasted (see note)
  • Apple Cider Glaze
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Garnish
  • pecan halves, toasted
  • mint leaves
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine sugar, oil, egg and egg whites. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for two minutes. In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating well after each addition. Add plums, apples and chopped pecans. Mix at low speed until well blended.

    Spoon batter into prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake for about 1 and 1/2 hours (up to 2 1/2 hours), until springy to the touch and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

    Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes, then invert onto rack.

    Meanwhile, make cider glaze. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until sugar melts. Boil, uncovered, for three minutes. Cool glaze for 10 minutes before using. Brush glaze over warm cake. Garnish with pecan halves. Let cake cool completely on wire rack.

    Transfer cake to a serving plate. Garnish with mint leaves, slice and serve. Pie serves 10 guests.

    Note: To toast pecans, place them on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven, until slightly brown (about 10 minutes). They continue to brown after removing from the oven. Serves 20. 322 calories 15 grams of fat

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: apple cider, apple pie spice

    Course: Dessert

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