Weight Watchers Apple Cake
photo by SuperSpike
- Ready In:
- 1hr 10mins
- Heat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Spray a tube pan with nonstick spray.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a large bowl, with an electric mixer at high speed, beat the sugar and egg whites until soft peaks form.
- With the mixer at low speed, blend in the apples, applesauce, and vanilla.
- Add the flour mixture, stir until just combined (do not overmix).
- Scrape the batter into the pan and spread it smooth.
- Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
- Cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes.
- Remove from pan and cool an additional 20 minutes.
This cake is yummy! I followed the directions pretty much--I did use the egg-beater egg whites (didn't have enough eggs and it was snowing), so didn't get the nice fluff. It didn't matter. The cake was not too heavy or dense. It was nice and moist. I added 1/2 tsp of ginger and substituted half of the sugar for slenda. My husband, who is always leary of "diet food" liked it. in fact, he was sneaking pieces when I wasn't looking.
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Welcome to my page! I live in Central Washington State with my husband and Golden Retriever, Hallie. I'm back in my hometown after earning my Bachelor's Degree, and I work at a Brokerage firm. I've loved cooking my whole life, and really delved into it during high school when I got put in charge of cooking for my family of seven, who were all picky eaters or had dietary restrictions. I really like to experiment in the kitchen- its one place where my creativity can really flow. I rarely measure ingredients unless I'm baking- but I occasionally bust out the scales, spoons, and cups so I can post accurate recipes. Nowadays I cook lightened versions of my favorites. I joined Weight Watchers in April 2007 and have lost 40 lbs on the program- it has really changed my life. I recently started working as a receptionist for Weight Watchers meetings on top of my full time job because I enjoy the program so much. WW has helped out my Hubby, too- He has lost around 30 lbs as well just by eating my lighter cooking :) I like the challenge of making healthy but delicious food. My favorite TV Chef is Alton Brown- I own all of his cookbooks, and like how he has a reason for everything he does. Plus, I like to jerry-rig things and he's a sort of MacGyver in the kitchen. My biggest challenge in cooking is making food that appeals to me while not disgusting my husband. He likes very simple, and somewhat bland foods. He hates garlic and onions, so I've really had to scale back there, though I won't give them up completely. I love to try new flavors and cuisines, while he would be happy eating Hamburger Helper. I'm just getting in to baking bread. I've tried using my KitchenAid mixer and actually prefer doing it by hand- nothing better than hot bread fresh out of the oven! I'm also a regular poster in the exercise/High activity forum since I started running earlier this year. My plan is to participate in all our local fun-runs.