Granny Smith Apple Cake

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Nutritional Information

Calories 329
Caloriesfromfat 23 %
Fat 8.4 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 2.9 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 5.9 g
Carbohydrate 57.9 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 382 mg
Calcium 55 mg


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 12 ounces)
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
Cooking spray
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add apple and pecans; toss gently to combine. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine granulated sugar, applesauce, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and eggs in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well-blended. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist. Spoon batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

To prepare icing, beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat just until blended. Spread icing over cake.


October 2000
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