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Apple Cornmeal Cake With Brown Sugar Sauce Recipe

Apple juice, applesauce, and brown sugar sauce make this variation on cornmeal cake a special treat.

| October/November 2009

  • Apple cornmeal cake brown sugar sauce
    Applesauce can replace liquid fats (but not softened butter) in almost any baked good, such as this wedge of apple cornmeal cake.
    PHOTO: EMILY HELLER

  • Apple cornmeal cake brown sugar sauce

Cornmeal cake is an old, downhome favorite. This version uses applesauce to provide a fruity flavor accent and add moisture without adding fat. 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cornmeal
2/3 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice



Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Sift together the cornmeal, flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and spices. Set aside.



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