Granny Smith Apple Cake

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 329
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 57.9g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 382mg
  • Calcium: 55mg


  • Cake:
  • 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
  • Icing:
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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