Hooray…It’s Skinny Kitchen’s 3rd birthday and that’s something to celebrate!!! I can hardly believe my site is now 3 years old. Boy have I learned a lot about blogging and running a website. To be honest, if ! knew how much work it was going to be and that I’d become so obsessed to the point that I eat, drink and sleep about Skinny kitchen, I would have thought twice before taking on such a huge commitment. Fast forward 3 years and I’m sooo happy I had no idea about the workload because I LOVE it all!!! I’m so passsionate about creating skinny recipes and sharing them with all of you. Thank you all for joining me here. That’s what I thrive on, that’s what keeps me going…All of you!
Now let’s celebrate with this super yummy, easy to make, apple cake. It’s loaded with great fall flavors including tons of apple flavor since I’m adding fresh chopped apples, applesauce and apple juice to the cake mix. The skinny for each slice, 220 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Leave the glaze off and this cake has 3 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 60 minutes
Ingredients for Cake:
1 (18.25 ounces) Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix, see shopping tip
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
¾-1 cup unsweetened apple juice
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, I like Eggland’s Best eggs
1 cup apples, peeled and diced
Ingredients for Caramel Glaze:
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup granulated sugar or powdered sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Fall colored sprinkles for decoration, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a Bundt pan with cooking spray with flour in it, see shopping tip below.
2. In an electric mixer or using a hand mixer, combine all the cake ingredients except the eggs and apples. Beat well.
3. Add eggs and beat well again. Stir in diced apples.
4. Pour the cake batter evenly into the coated Bundt pan.
5. Bake for 60-65 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool for about 10 minutes and then carefully remove from pan. Let cake cool a bit before adding glaze.
6. To make caramel glaze: In a small bowl, add all glaze ingredients. Mix together until completely smooth. Drizzle over cooled cake.
7. Decorate with fall sprinkles, If desired, see shopping
Makes 16 slices (each serving, 1 slice)
Whenever a recipe calls for using whole eggs, Egg-Land’s Best eggs are my favorite to use. They have less saturated fat, less cholesterol, more Vitamin D, more Vitamin E and double the Omega 3 than regular eggs. They’re sold in most supermarkets .
I love using cooking spray, with flour in it. It ensures that the baked cake will not stick to the pan and break. Cooking spray with flour can be found in the aisle where cooking oils are displayed.
It’s not necessary to decorate the cake with fall colored sprinkles. I did because it’s a birthday cake. I found them at Vons/Safeway. Check your market in the baking aisle or a place such as Michael’s Crafts Stores
Skinny Facts Without the Glaze:
Weight Watchers (old points) 3
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
Skinny Facts: for 1 slice without glaze
169 calories, 5g fat, 2g protein, 30g carbs, 1g fiber, 211mg sodium, 17g sugar
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 slice including glaze
220 calories, 5g fat, 2g protein, 46g carbs, 1g fiber, 214mg sodium, 32g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 slice Starbucks Apple Walnut Coffee Cake320 calories, 17g fat, 4g protein, 41g carbs, 1g fiber, 330mg sodium, 28g sugar|