Apple Gingerbread

  • Yield: 12 servings


cooking spray
1 1/2cups whole-wheat flour
3/4teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4teaspoon ground ginger
1/8teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8teaspoon ground cloves
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/4teaspoon salt
1/2cup light molasses
1/2cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4cup canola oil
2 eggs
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium apples (Fuji or Gala), grated with skin
1/4cup chopped toasted walnuts (optional)
3tablespoons honey
2tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a round 9-inch layer cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour and next 7 ingredients (flour through salt) in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine molasses, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla. Add molasses mixture to flour mixture, stirring gently. Add apples and nuts, if using; mix well.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Combine honey and lemon juice. Heat in a microwave until warm. Poke holes evenly in the top of cake. Drizzle honey mixture over cake. Cut in wedges and serve warm.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 150mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Protein 4g