Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
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For those times you want just a little something sweet. These Apple Cinnamon Spice Snack Cakes are reduced sugar, lightly spiced and moist. Great for a lunchbox or snacking on the go.

Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com

Today is the last day of January and I am JUST now bringing y’all a healthier sweet recipe. I swear in past years I have been better, but this year I just wasn’t into it.

Everyone was making resolutions and crazy changes and on New Years Day I was eating leftovers of my favorite dream cake. Ah, such is life. 😉

Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake recipe via www.thenovicechefblog.com

These snack cakes keep the sugar to a minimum and use fresh apple and applesauce for flavor. Of course they also have a healthy shake of cinnamon…because whats the point of Apple Snack Cakes without some cinnamon?

I made these babes in my individual square cake pan — it’s one of my favorite pans for things like this. I also love to use it to make individual brownies. It takes a lot less time in the oven than a whole cake! However, you can always use a regular muffin pan instead.

Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake with butter and a knife. Remaining Apple Cinnamon Snack Cake in a baking tin.
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Yield: 12 mini cakes

Apple Cinnamon Snack Cakes

For those times you want just a little something sweet. These Apple Cinnamon Spice Snack Cakes are reduced sugar, lightly spiced and moist. Great for a lunchbox or snacking on the go.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded apple, about 1 large apple

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a square snack cake pan or muffin pan with butter; set aside.
  • Whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and egg. Add sour cream, applesauce, and vanilla extract, whisking until smooth.
  • Add flour mixture and slowly add milk until well combined. Gently fold in shredded apple. Do not overmix batter.
  • Divide batter evenly in prepared pan and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Serve warm with butter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cake, Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 160mg, Potassium: 71mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 80IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 1mg

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Snack cake just has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Plus, apple cinnamon is like, my favorite flavor combination ever. I will never tire of it!

Oh, lovely! They look so soft and perfect. I NEVER use more than 2-4 tablespoons of sugar in any muffin recipe and they’re still plenty sweet for us. So this recipe looks just right to me. Saving it for sure. Thanks!

Love these – and that they are lower sugar!

These look so good! I love apple cinnamon anything. They would be perfect on a cold snowy day like today in Colorado! I like how you made them in little individual squares.

Snack cakes like this are so exciting. LOVE!

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