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Spiced Apple Cake with Molasses and Walnuts

Ingredients

  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup blackstrap molasses
  • ½ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or Turbinado)
  • 1 egg (large or XL)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 4 large Honeycrisp apples, peeled and cut into ½" chunks
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350° F.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, whisk together the oil, molasses, coconut sugar, egg, ginger, vanilla, and ½ cup boiling water.
  • Slowly stir in the flour mixture until just combined.
  • Add the apples last, folding generously to disperse evenly throughout the mixture. Pour batter into a cast-iron skillet (or cooking vessel of your choice).
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
  • Let cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Enjoy as a dessert or breakfast/snack cake with a cup of coffee.