Cinnamon Apple Cake

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If you‘re looking for a cozy fall dessert without the sugar crash that follows, this cake is for you. It has the undeniably delicious and heartwarming combination of apple and cinnamon, and a hearty, nutty texture thanks to the whole wheat flour. Unlike regular white flour, whole wheat flour contains the bran (aka the fiber house) which gives it a little more satisfying power and causes less of a blood sugar spike. To reduce the sugar content, I used monk fruit extract – a natural zero calorie sweetener that is up to 250x sweeter than regular sugar. If you’re looking to impress a crowd, I recommend doubling this recipe for a larger, fluffier cake.

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Cinnamon Apple Cake

Dalia Beydoun, MS, RD
If you‘re looking for a cozy fall dessert without the sugar crash that follows, this cake is for you. It has the undeniably delicious and heartwarming combination of apple and cinnamon, and a hearty, nutty texture thanks to the whole wheat flour. Unlike regular white flour, whole wheat flour contains the bran (aka the fiber house) which gives it a little more satisfying power and causes less of a blood sugar spike. To reduce the sugar content, I used monk fruit extract – a natural zero calorie sweetener that is up to 250x sweeter than regular sugar. If you’re looking to impress a crowd, I recommend doubling this recipe for a larger, fluffier cake.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil coconut or canola would work here, can also substitute applesauce for a lower fat alternative
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 drops monk fruit extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 small apples peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray an 9 inch round baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the brown sugar and eggs for about 1 minute.
  • Add the oil, vanilla, monk fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and baking soda and whisk until well-combined.
  • Fold in the apples and ¼ cup of the nuts.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup nuts over the cake.
  • Bake for 30 minutes until puffed and golden. Remove and allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving. 
Keyword cake, fruit

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