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Honey-Spice Cake

6
6
6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr
Prep
15 min
Cook
45 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
This honey cake variation a cinch to make and great combination with any main meal.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)

All-purpose flour

1½ cup(s)

Baking powder

¾ tsp(s)

Baking soda

½ tsp(s)

Table salt

tsp(s)

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp(s)

Ground allspice

¾ tsp(s)

Egg(s)

2 large

Sugar

¼ cup(s)

Canola oil

2 tbsp(s)

Honey

½ cup(s), dark-variety preferred Counter

Unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup(s)

Lemon zest

1 tsp(s)

Sliced almonds

¼ tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a metal or glass loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice; set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer; add sugar, oil and honey. Beat until combined and mixture is pale yellow; stir in applesauce and lemon zest.
  4. Slowly incorporate flour mixture into egg mixture using electric mixer; mix thoroughly but do not over beat.
  5. Spoon batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with almonds. Bake in middle of oven until a toothpick inserted in centre of cake comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Cool cake in pan for about 15 to 20 minutes and then cool cake completely on a wire rack. Slice into 12 pieces and serve. Yields 1 slice per serving.

Notes

If you prefer your cake with a denser texture, bake it at 325ºF for 45 minutes. Then reduce the oven temperature to 300ºF and bake for 15 minutes more.