Apple Spice Cake

Grated Apple Yields a Moist Snacking Cake

Try Other Fruits: Mango is a Hit [Rccipe at Bottom]

I found and adapted this apple spice cake recipe from Dr. Andrew Weil’s site. It’s very moist and chock full of apple and spices. This will be an ongoing classic; not too sweet and great with coffee.

This Batter is Full of Flavorful Fiber


  • flour – 1 cup
  • salt – 1/4 tsp
  • nutmeg – 3/4 tsp
  • cinnamon – 1 tsp
  • baking soda – 1 tsp
  • baking powder – 1/2 tsp
  • sugar – 3 TBS
  • dates – 1/4 cup, minced
  • flax meal – 1/4 cup, [optional]
  • walnuts – 1/2 cup [optional]
  • apple – 2 cups, 1 large, peeled, cored, and grated
  • butter – 3 TBS, melted, then cooled
  • eggs – 2
  • yogurt – Greek style, 1/2 cup [optional]


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Combine the apple, melted butter, eggs, and yogurt [if using] in a small bowl
  3. Preheat the oven to 350º F
  4. Oil or butter a 9 x 9 pan or any shaped pan with about 80 sq. inches [I used an oval casserole, but also consider a bundt pan
  5. Add the wet mix to the dry mix and combine until just mixed; don’t over mix
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes and begin to check by inserting a toothpick in the center; it’s done when it comes out dry and the crust is chestnut colored
  7. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and then flip out and cool
Served with Greek Yogurt and Lemon Curd


A dollop of whipped cream or Greek style yogurt or apple sauce or apple butter. I love this with an afternoon coffee!

Dr. Weil Recipe adapted

Mango Spiced Cake […and other fruits]

If apples work, why not pear, stone fruit, soaked dry fruit. I did a straight 2 cup replacement with diced mango and included the flax seeds, walnuts, and yogurt with great success; the cake is moist and balanced

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