Wednesday, September 25

Greek Yogurt Whole Wheat Maple Apple Cake

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I am so crazy unorganized ever single day it is silly. I never know what I'm making for breakfast, lunch and dinner, let alone what recipe I might be making for the blog the next day. My best recipes get whipped up in the spur of the moment with little to no planning. A challenge of sorts. What can I make with what I have on hand. Planning is not one of my best qualities, perhaps working under pressure is? Originally I had a Cream of Mushroom Soup with Chicken and Wild Rice on the schedule for today, it was creamy, hearty low in fat and high in protein..... but then I made this healthified cake.

In my book cake trumps soup any day! 

When I was contacted by the National Dairy Council to create a recipe that was Lactose Friendly. I hopped on the opportunity. I won't lie when I say I made several recipes over the weekend that contained dairy and would all count as "lactose friendly". Baking and cooking with Greek yogurt, is probably one of my favorites. I have become a Greek Yogurt convert. It's a great substitute for oils, fats, sour cream, cream cheese.... the list goes on.


 I know when most of you hear me talk about lactose intolerance and eating dairy. Your are like "Hold up... I thought lactose intolerance meant you could not eat dairy?" Wrong. That is not the case. There are many different dairy products that are ok.





For some more info be sure to check out the National Dairy Council's website.   You will be surprised at how many products have the lactose removed or have low levels.



This cake is moist, sweet, filled with whole wheat and protein rich Greek yogurt. Bits of apple and some apple pie spice make it the perfect dessert for fall.


Greek Yogurt Whole Wheat Maple Apple Cake
Serves 8
Ingredients:
1 cup low fat unsweetened Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2/3 cup  light olive oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 1/2 cups peeled and diced apples

For the glaze:
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbs maple syrup
1/4 tsp apple pie spice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. 

In a large mixing bowl mix Greek yogurt, apple sauce, olive oil, sugar and maple syrup together until combined. 

Mix in each egg one at a time. 

Mix in vanilla, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and apple pie spice. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated fold in apple pieces. 

Pour cake batter into a well greased bundt pan. Bake for one hour or until a tooth pick is inserted in the center  and it comes out clean. 

Allow cake to cool for about a half hour and transfer cake to your serving plate.

To make the glaze, whisk powdered sugar, maple syrup and apple pie spice until smooth. Drizzle over the top of the cake and serve.  


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31 comments:

  1. I adore baking with Greek yogurt and have about 4 pounds of apples on hand. I think I know what to bake for my next dessert!

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    1. Me too! We eat so much Greek yogurt in our family.

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  2. Cake definitely trumps soup especially when its this one! Obviously this apple lover is biased ;)

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    1. Who wants boring ol' soup when you can have apple cake!

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  3. I love using greek yogurt! I haven't baked much with it but I have used in in place of mayo for pasta salads and I love to have it with fruit and caramel! I love this cake! I just bought a ton of apples yesterday, how perfect!

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    1. Me too!! Try baking with it, you can do so many great things with it!

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  4. I love using greek yogurt! I haven't baked much with it but I have used in in place of mayo for pasta salads and I love to have it with fruit and caramel! I love this cake! I just bought a ton of apples yesterday, how perfect!

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  5. Wonder how it would work with white whole wheat flour?? I am eager to try this. So healthy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hi Christine, I made it with white whole wheat. It works well. I have also use AP and regular wheat all three work great!

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  6. I love that this is somewhat healthy and still looks delicious!

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  7. Cake always trumps soup!! Easy choice. A healthier cake makes that an even easier choice. Love your pictures in this post.

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  8. Oh man, I sooooo wish I could be more spur of the moment like you! I organize my life down to the hour every day and it can really become time consuming. Love this cake!

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    1. I wish I was organized... But I'm always winging things!

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  9. I'm so in love with this cake. It looks so moist and delicious! I'm with the others - sometimes I wish I weren't so organized and type-A so that I could just make whatever I wanted to make on the fly!

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  10. Can't wait to make this cake! How much apple pie spice for the glaze? I'm assuming 1/4 a teaspoon but I need everything spelled out for me...slowly...lol Thanks for all the great recipes!

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    1. Thank you so much for catching my error! I will fix the post now. You are correct, 1/4 tsp for the glaze and the oil is 2/3 cup.

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  11. Wow, this sounds fantassssstic!!

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  12. I love baking with Greek yogurt! This cake looks fabulous, Carrie!

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  13. I was once like you too. I always wait on the last minute rather planning ahead. But i cannot really help that because I had small kids then. Now, I am better in organizing but not yet excellent. I love this cake you have in here and the photos roared with goodness.

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  14. Oh my, this cake just looks delightful! I absolutely love this recipe, the flavors are perfect :)

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  15. Cake > soup. Always. Unless it's super cheesy broccoli soup...then it might be a tie. But seriously, this cake wins hands down. Apple cakes are my all-time favorite!

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  16. This looks so good! Do you think that smaller cake pans? I want to make this for my son's smash cake. Also - would whole milk yogurt make a big difference? It is what I always have on hand and my 1 year old does not need low fat!

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  17. This looks so good! Do you think that smaller cake pans? I want to make this for my son's smash cake. Also - would whole milk yogurt make a big difference? It is what I always have on hand and my 1 year old does not need low fat!

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    1. Yes you can substitute it for full fat yogurt! You can also bake in in smaller pans. However I am not sure what the bake time will be..... what size pans are they?

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    2. Thanks for answering. I am using a 6 inch - and thanks for being able to read my half finished sentence! I think I will just check it often starting at 25 min or so. :-)

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  18. This one falls into the category of "MUST SHARE!" It has my name all over it, apples, yogurt, maple... plus it's whole grain. Love!

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  19. This cake was moist and delicious. Even my fruit-disliking family member gobbled it up!

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