So, today is Tuesday, February 11, 2014. We are having bad weather, thanks to Winter Storm Pax. Since I got out of school early, today, I decided to work on an Apple Spice Cake that would meet all of my criteria. I had a couple of other recipes to work with, so here is my “tweaked” recipe. I would credit the other recipes, but they were hand-written and I have no idea where they came from.
Apple Spice Cake:
1 c. Vanilla Protein Powder
1/4 c. non-fat dry Milk
3 level tsp. a diet sweetener
1 c. unprocessed bran (I bought this from Swanson)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. lemon peel
1 pkg. Alpine Diet Apple Cider Drink Mix packet
1 tsp cinnamon (or more if you like cinnamon as much as I do)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 TBSP Vanilla Extract
1 TBSP Butter Flavored Extract
2 Cups unsweetened Applesauce
Beat eggs and flavorings until light and fluffy. Add combined dry ingredients to egg mixture and fold in applesauce. Mix well. Pour into 9×13 pan or Bundt Pan sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Cool and cut cake into 8 pieces.
Note: If using a Bundt Pan, it takes about an hour to cook. Also, use care when folding in applesauce. I noticed this is a very very moist cake. I like it better when chilled in the refrigerator. I would suggest storing it in there, too – with all of the eggs and applesauce.
Yield: 8 Servings. Each serving equals 1/3 protein and 1/4 fruit portions and daily protein powder.