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Eating In: Guilt-Free Applesauce Coffee Cake

By Rachelle Bowden in Food on Jan 21, 2008 3:00PM


It's the 4th week in January. Do you know where your diet is?

If your New Year's resolution was to get fit but you've got a mean sweet tooth holding you back, this applesauce cake may be your savior. Satisfyingly sweet, but made with no butter or eggs to add unnecessary fat. Just don't eat it all in one sitting!


1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup fat-free or lowfat sour cream
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce


Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Stir together sour cream, oil and applesauce in a small bowl. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture just to mix. (Do not beat.)

Spoon batter into prepared pan and sprinkle with additional brown sugar, if desired. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Allow cake to cool before slicing into 16 pieces.