Saturday, August 27, 2011


1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, applesauce, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed of an electric mixer.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the above mixture and beat until well combined. Fold in the apples and pecans.

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and transfer batter into the pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set pan on a wire rack to cool.

4-oz reduced-fat cream cheese
2 tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar

Combine the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Cream together until smooth. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar (this makes a soft icicng). Spread frosting over the cooled cake, swirling as desired for design.

Yield: 18 servings
Per serving: 241 calories, 42 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein, 8 g (2 sat)fat, 32 mg cholesterol, 283 mg sodium
Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 1/2 fat, 1 fruit

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