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Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Honey Apple Cake

 

Ingredients

Cake:

1 cup quick-cooking oats

1 cup hot water

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cups packed light brown sugar

3/4 cup chunky applesauce

1/3 cup honey

2 large eggs

Cooking spray

Frosting:

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup honey

1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds, toasted

Remaining ingredients:

1 cup frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed

Ground cinnamon (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare cake, combine oats and 1 cup hot water in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Combine 1 1/3 cups sugar, applesauce, 1/3 cup honey, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed 1 minute. Add oat mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Add half of flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat well. Add remaining flour mixture; beat well. Spoon batter into an 11 x 7–inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 48 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place dish on a wire rack.
  4. To prepare frosting, melt butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup honey; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in almonds. Quickly pour frosting over cake; spread evenly using a rubber spatula.
  5. Preheat broiler.
  6. Broil cake 1 minute or until frosting is bubbly and golden. Cool completely on a wire rack. Serve with whipped topping; sprinkle with ground cinnamon, if desired.

Yield:  16 servings (serving size: 1 cake piece and 1 tablespoon topping)

Cooking Light April 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 255

Calories from fat 19 %

Fat 5.4 g

Sat fat 2.1 g

Mon fat 1.7 g

Poly fat 0.5 g

Protein 3.4 g

Carbohydrate 48.9 g

Fiber 1.5 g

Cholesterol 34 mg

Iron 1.8 mg

Sodium 193 mg

Calcium 40 mg

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