Having more fun with making lower fat cakes – and as always, keeping the cake size small (think a ‘snack cake’). This recipe has no added fat nor any eggs or dairy. It is vegan though it doesn’t taste vegan! The cake comes out very moist – so moist you won’t believe there is no fat in it 🙂 And that of course is what the goal is in baking! Trick those taste buds!
– Photo by Kirk Kirkconnell –
Low Fat Spice Cake
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground allspice
½ tsp ground clove
½ tsp kosher salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup water
Heat oven to 350*. Spray a 8×8″ glass baking pan with pan spray.
Stir together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a large glass bowl whisk together the sugar, applesauce, lemon juice and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture to sugar mixture, a third at a time, alternating with a third of the water.
Whisk until thoroughly blended.
Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool before serving.
Makes 9 servings.
– I ran the calorie count on the cake and the approximate count is 1,520 calories for the cake, or about 169 calories per serving.