Whole Wheat Apple Cake

This is one of our favorite cake recipes especially my daughter's favorite.  These days even for the kids I use palm sugar or coconut palm sugar for desserts and cakes where brown sugar is required. There is not much difference in the taste as well and coconut palm sugar is also a low-sugar substitute, hence ideal for adults in the family trying to watch their sugars. I make two batches usually once with plain apples for the kids and the other one with chopped walnuts and raisins (hubby's favorite).

1. Whole wheat flour, 1-1/4 cup.
2. Diced apples,1 -1/2 cup.
3. Chopped walnuts, ½ cup. (Raisins can also be added with the walnuts)
4. Coconut palm sugar, 2/3 cup.
5. Salt, a pinch.
5. Butter or oil, ½ cup.
6. Egg, 1.
7. Baking soda, ½ teaspoon.
8. Baking powder, ½ teaspoon.
9. Cinnamon powder, ¼ teaspoon.

Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon powder together. Beat the egg, butter, salt and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is frothy. Add the diced apples, along with flour mixture and mix everything just a few times until there are no lumps in the batter. Pour the batter into a greased baking dish and add the chopped walnuts on top. Bake the cake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness and remove from the oven.


Deepthi said...

Gita - can you please mention quantity of palm sugar here ?

Gita Jaishankar said...

Deepthi, just now updated, you can add around 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup of palm sugar here. 2/3 cup gives a little bit more sweetness since my kids also eat this cake. If you are serving this for a diabetic, I would suggest to just add 1/2 cup. Thanks :)