Either way, this cake has fall written all over it, and your house will be filled with the most amazing smells while it bakes! The nuttiness from the brown butter, the sweetness of the apples, and all of the spices. . .way better than a candle! 🙂
- 1 C whole wheat flour
- 1/2 C white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- 1/4 C granulated sugar substitute
- 1/4 C pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 C butter
- 1/4 C unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 C water
- 1 C finely chopped apples
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Continue cooking until butter turns light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together sugar substitute, maple syrup, vanilla, applesauce, yogurt, and eggs until creamy. Beat in cooled butter.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Add water. Beat on low until well-combined.
- Gently stir in chopped apples.
- Spread batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until just starting to turn light golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Store leftovers in an airtight container.
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