Apple Cake

There’s a trifecta of textural awesomeness here, as the buttery-crisp topping meets silky-smooth yogurt cream on moist, tender cake. By using whole-wheat pastry flour in place of all-purpose, we triple the fiber per slice to a hearty 4 grams. For a chunkier cake texture, use chopped apples instead of shredded. This cake is great served warm or at room temperature.

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Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7.5 ounces whole-wheat pastry flour (about 1 2/3 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 cups shredded peeled apple (about 2 large; such as Gala or Honeycrisp)
  • Baking spray with flour
  • Streusel:
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons frozen unsalted butter, grated
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • Yogurt cream:
  • 1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, place first 5 ingredients (through eggs) in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 30 seconds or until well ­combined. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through ginger) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed just until combined. Stir in apple by hand. Spread batter into a 9-inch springform pan coated with baking spray.

Step 3

To prepare streusel, combine oats and next 4 ingredients (through dash of salt) in a small bowl; toss to combine. Sprinkle streusel topping evenly over batter.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove sides of pan.

Step 5

To prepare cream, place yogurt, whipping cream, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until soft peaks form. Serve with warm cake.

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