This moist cake is a family favourite. It can be a low-sugar and low-fat version of a popular afternoon tea treat. The topping is optional, but really finishes the cake off. Serve as is, or warm with a scoop of ice-cream and a dollop of whipped cream.
Cheapskates Healthy Apple CakeIngredients:
2/3 cup white sugar, or the equivalent in artificial sweetener
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute (equal to 2 eggs)
1/4 cup olive oil
2/3 cup plain flour
2/3 cup wholemeal or spelt flour
1/2 cup oat bran
1-1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
3 cups finely chopped apples (unpeeled)
3/4 cup rolled oats (quick or old fashioned)
1-1/2 tbsp firmly packed brown sugar
1-1/2 tbsp soft butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. In a small bowl, mix sugars, egg and oil until well blended. Mix remaining ingredients, except apples, in a large bowl. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in apples. Pour into a 25 x 32-cm baking pan that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. If adding topping, combine the ingredients and sprinkle over cake batter. Bake for 25–30 minutes.
The oat bran is optional. I usually leave this out as it's not a regular pantry item for me.
Use whatever apples you have in the fruit bowl, wrinkly is fine. I've used well drained stewed apple when I haven't had any fresh apples.