By HokiesMom on November 03, 2009
Photo by Annacia
Photo by Annacia
"Base recipe was found in the All You Magazine but I've tweaked it to make it my own. This is a full flavored cake with a lemony glaze topping which I found to take this cake just over the top of expectations. Of course you can omit the glaze and just serve as a loaf cake for breakfast. The original recipe does not include nuts but I really enjoyed it with some chopped walnuts so I've placed that as optional to this recipe. It also called for raisins but I used Craisins instead. Please note it is very important to use a thicker applesauce for this recipe - using a thin commercial canned sauce can cause the batter to become too thin and not allow the cake loaf to rise properly while baking."
Serving Size: 1 (164 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"My apologies Hokies for, once again, adapting your lovely recipe to our diabetic needs. I used 50% white and 50% whole wheat flours, used a little over 1/3 cup of margarine, subbed Splenda for the sugar. I also made cupcakes/muffins as we can never finish a whole loaf of anything before it begins to grow cultures. The smaller portions go into the freezer to be used when we want them with no worries. The flavor is nicely apple spice and the texture is just lovely. Try this with Earl Gray tea! :D. Made for Photo Tag."
"OUTSTANDING CAKE, this is! I used some slightly chunky homemade applesauce & the dried cranberries, & those along with the lemon flavor was so nice! Thanks for posting! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Newest Zaar tag]"
"This is a very yummy bread! Nice combination of flavors - love the tart sweet taste of the craisins and the crunch of the walnuts. Was able to easily convert this to gluten free by subbing a GF flour mix and also adding 2 T ground flax seed (a common practice of mine in all my baked goods). I did not add the glaze as we are trying to watch our sugar intake. Thanks for posting this Hokies! Made for Potluck Tag."