Apple-Orange Spice Cake

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

This recipe calls for a tube pan (also known as an angel food cake pan), a round pan with deep sides and a hollow center.

Yield: 18 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 7.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.2g
  • Protein: 3.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 43g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Calcium: 60mg

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Granny Smith or other tart apple (about 3/4 pound)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. To prepare cake, coat a 10-inch tube pan with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour.
  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until foamy; gradually add 1 3/4 cups sugar, beating well. Lightly spoon 3 cups flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, and next 4 ingredients (baking powder through nutmeg), stirring well with a whisk. Combine rind, juice, oil, and vanilla. Add flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with juice mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Combine apple, 2 teaspoons sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Pour half of batter into prepared pan. Arrange half of apple mixture over batter, overlapping slightly. Repeat procedure with remaining batter and apple mixture. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes. Carefully remove cake from pan.
  5. To prepare glaze, combine 1/4 cup sugar, buttermilk, and baking soda in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes or until foamy, stirring constantly. Drizzle glaze over warm cake. Cool completely on rack.
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