Really Martha? Your website considers this apple cake recipe light? I can’t say I consider this a low calorie dessert at 300 calories! And that’s without ice cream!
Before you pounce on me for making this dessert in the first place, please give me a chance to defend myself.
I was in the mood to bake, and the original recipe from Martha Stewart’s light dessert page lacked nutrition information. The ingredients looked innocent enough, and I had a boat load of organic apples to use up, so I thought I’d give this easy cake recipe a try.
I have to say, it made my husband happy. Especially after he loaded it with ice cream and chocolate sauce. I was happy enough with my piece of cake. It was moist and sweet and gooey.
Worth the calories? Maybe. Depends on how big a sweet tooth you have. 🙂
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
- 1 large apple, sliced thinly with skin on (original recipe used pineapple)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and
- 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (spooned and
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup low-fat milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 9-inch square
- baking pan with oil; line with a strip of parchment paper,
- leaving an overhang on two sides. Brush paper with oil.
- 2. Sprinkle bottom of pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Arrange apples slices in pan.
- 3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder,
- baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- 4. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla,
- oil, lemon juice, and remaining 3/4 cup sugar.
- 5. Add flour mixture; mix just until combined. Pour batter over apples. Tap pan firmly on counter to settle batter, then smooth top.
- 6. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes
- out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto a serving platter (peel off and discard paper).
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 10.15g
Total Carbs: 47.82g
Dietary Fiber: 0.98g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 8
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