Sweet cinnamon pairs up with popular apples in this tender, tasty Apple Cinnamon Cake. Use cinnamon sticks for enhanced flavor. Cinnamon is easy to add to food you already eat and - as you are most likely well aware - is known for pairing with apples.
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; mix until well combined. Stir in apples and nuts.
Spread batter in pan and bake 65 to 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. Use no or low-fat if watching your waistline!
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 391; Fat: 14g; Cholesterol: 46mg; Carbohydrates: 58g Protein: 5g; Fiber: 2g; Sodium: 221mg.
Cinnamon: Both ground and stick forms are equally healthy, but sticks have a longer shelf life (one year, compared with 6 months for ground). No need to grind your own. Pre-ground store-bought cinnamon is as good as fresh ground and saves the hassle.
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