Whole Grain Apple Cake – Recipe Girl

Whole Grain Apple Cake - Recipe Girl

This Whole Grain Apple Cake is a healthier (delicious) option for fall baking.

whole grain apple cake on two plates

When you’re craving something a little sweet, but you don’t want anything over-the-top, crazy-sweet, then this whole grain apple cake is the sweet treat to bake! It’s a sweet cake with plenty of sugar and warm fall spices, but it doesn’t have a lot of fat in it. A light dusting of powdered sugar on top instead of a thick-layer of frosting makes it more like a snack cake than a dessert.

ingredients displayed for making whole grain apple cake

Ingredients needed:

  • white sugar
  • brown sugar
  • vegetable or canola oil
  • egg whites
  • all purpose flour
  • whole wheat flour
  • oat bran
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon and ground allspice
  • apples
  • powdered sugar

oven photos showing how to make whole grain apple cake

How to make Whole Grain Apple Cake:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9 inch pyrex pan with nonstick spray, and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, oil and egg whites. Beat with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add the flours, oat bran, baking soda, and spices. Stir just until moistened. Gently stir in the shredded apples.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool.

whole grain apple cake in baking pan

If desired, sift powdered sugar on top of the cake.

spatula taking piece of apple cake out of pan

Cut into small squares to serve.

whole grain apple cake in baking pan sliced ​​into pieces

This whole grain apple cake stays nice and moist because of the addition of plenty of juicy apple. Cover leftover with plastic wrap, and eat within a few days. That shouldn’t be too hard to do! Enjoy!

slice of whole grain apple cake on plate

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Whole Grain Apple Cake

This cake is just as healthy as it sounds and even more delicious!

Recipe Details

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Race: Dessert

Kitchen: American

Keyword: apple cake, cake, whole grain

Services: 16 servings

calories: 161calories

Ingredients

  • cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 wide egg whites
  • cup all purpose flour
  • cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice or nutmeg
  • 3 cups shredded, unpeeled apples
  • powdered sugar (if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9-inch pyrex pan with nonstick spray and set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, oil and egg whites. Beat with a wooden spoon until well blended. Add the flours, oat bran, baking soda, and spices. Stir just until moistened. Gently stir in the shredded apples.

  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool.

  • If desired, sift powdered sugar on top of the cake. Cut into small squares to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, calories: 161calories, Carbohydrates: 31g, protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 113mg, fiber: 2g, Sugar: 20g, Vitamin A: 25UI, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg

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