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Apple Cake with Warm Vanilla Custard Sauce

When you´re torn between virtue and indulgence, serve this pretty cake with a nearly fat-free, thick, creamy sauce that only tastes rich.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

Topping

2
tablespoons margarine or butter
1/3
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup thinly sliced apple (about 1 medium)

Cake

2/3
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3
cup apple butter
2
eggs
1
cup all purpose or unbleached flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons apple juice

Sauce

3/4
cup fat-free half-and-half or evaporated skimmed milk
2
teaspoons cornstarch
1
egg yolk
1/3
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place margarine in sprayed pan; heat in oven for about 1 minute or until melted. Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar until well mixed; spread evenly in pan. Top evenly with apple slices.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine 2/3 cup brown sugar, apple butter and eggs; mix until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder, salt and apple juice; mix well. Pour batter over apples in pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Invert cake onto plate; remove pan. Cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine half-and-half and cornstarch; blend well. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until very hot and slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat egg yolk slightly. Gradually blend in sugar and vanilla; mix well. Slowly stir about half of hot mixture into egg mixture. Add egg mixture to hot mixture in saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, just until thickened and bubbly around edges. (Mixture should coat back of metal spoon.) Cool slightly. Serve warm sauce over cake wedges.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place margarine in sprayed pan; heat in oven for about 1 minute or until melted. Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar until well mixed; spread evenly in pan. Top evenly with apple slices.
  • 2 In large bowl, combine 2/3 cup brown sugar, apple butter and eggs; mix until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder, salt and apple juice; mix well. Pour batter over apples in pan.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Invert cake onto plate; remove pan. Cool at least 10 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small saucepan, combine half-and-half and cornstarch; blend well. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until very hot and slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
  • 5 In small bowl, beat egg yolk slightly. Gradually blend in sugar and vanilla; mix well. Slowly stir about half of hot mixture into egg mixture. Add egg mixture to hot mixture in saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, just until thickened and bubbly around edges. (Mixture should coat back of metal spoon.) Cool slightly. Serve warm sauce over cake wedges.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
59g
59%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
44g
44%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.