Apple Bundt Cake

Fall is my favorite season, even if it is the watered down version we get here in Southern California. As the months and years go by, I want to continue to do different things to mark each season. For me, fall brings out apples and pumpkins and cinnamon. I love it all.

I decided to look for some apple recipes to try and came across a recipe for Apple Cake. I don't even think I have even heard of Apple Cake before. It was supposedly a healthy version. I question how healthy it is, but compared to other recipes it seems better. The purpose of me making this is to try something new with apples, while having something yummy and easy to give Caleb when he is awake before I am able to think clear thoughts. So I try to have breakfast things that are not sugar filled and unhealthy. A few days ago I made Oatmeal Muffins which he liked, and which were totally healthy. This might be meant for more of a dessert, so I cut the sugar  in hopes of making it more breakfast friendly.

APPLE CAKE
My first time making this and baking in a bundt pan! All these years and I am finally getting around to it!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup light margarine
1 cup of sugar (I used 2/3 cup instead to cut down on the sugar in the recipe)
6 oz nonfat vanilla yogurt
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
4 apples cored and chopped (You can leave the chopped apple pieces peeled or with the skin on. Leaving the skin on increases the fiber intake!)


1. Get a mixing bowl and cream the margarine and sugar together. You make sure the margarine is room temperature. Mine wasn't but it was easily spreadable so I had no problem. You just mix the margarine and sugar together. Yes, I am using a baby spoon in a small bowl. I realized right after that I would need to change that.


2. Add yogurt, egg, and vanilla and beat until fluffy. I am thinking that my "fluffy" might be more watered down more. Oh well, it still turned out okay.

3. Combine dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Stir into creamed mixture. The dough becomes thick and sticky.

5. Stir in apples.

6. You can put the batter in a 9x13 baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray, OR you can use a bundt cake pan.  Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I took mine out closer to 45 mins because my oven runs hot.




It turned out good! I am always open to any suggestions on how to make something healthier, while still being good. This could easily be turned into more of a dessert item with more sugar and glaze and brown sugar etc. 

DIRECTIONS in one spot:
1. Preheat oven to 350.  In a mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together.
2. Add yogurt, egg, and vanilla and beat until fluffy. 
3. Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Stir into creamed mixture. The dough becomes thick and sticky.
5. Stir in apples.
6. Bake in a 9x13 baking dish (I am sure any pan you want is fine). Spray pan with nonstick spray. Bake for 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees, or until a toothpick comes out clean.