Light Spiced Apple Coffee Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Kim S.
Recipe by Chris from Kansas

This is an easy to make, great-tasting and low fat coffee cake. I clipped it from my local newspaper.

Top Review by Kim S.

This was very good. I was looking for a Saturday morning recipe that would take the place of something like a donut! This fit the bill. I used Heart Smart Bisquick, 1% milk with scant 1Tbl.lemon juice (to make "buttermilk"). **And, the directions don't tell you but the reserved sugar and spices (in step 2), I think go on top of the apples. Also, I used brown sugar in the part that went on top. I'm not even sure you needed 1/4 cup brown sugar...I think the next time I may reduce that a bit. I put my ingredients into "Calorie Count" and dividing the 8x8 pan in 9 pieces, I came up with 196 calories total fat 5.0 grams total fat, 8% of daily value. Truly making this a LIGHT recipe. Also, I'm pretty sure this baked for about 40 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a measuring cup, combine 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoons nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoons cloves.
  3. Halve and core apples; peel one of the halves and finely chop; thinly slice remaining 3 apple halves.
  4. In a large bowl, combine baking mix, remaining 1/4 cup sugar, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, remaining 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg and remaining 1/8 teaspoons cloves.
  5. In a small bowl, combine egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients, beating until combined, about 30 seconds (batter will be lumpy).
  6. Stir in the chopped apple; spread batter in prepared pan.
  7. Arrange appple slices over batter, overlapping slightly.
  8. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool on a wire rack.
  10. Serve warm.

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