Little House on the Prairie Cake

Based on the coffee cake recipe in “The Old West Baking Book” by Lon Waters. Inspired by a nasty looking picture of an unhealthy cake that someone posted to FB, I decided to make a rustic yet healthy caek of my own. The original recipe had lots of butter and cream, which I substituted. The texture wasn’t perfect, but hey, something’s got to give, and it was quite delicious.

Ingredients

Caek:
3/4 cup All Whites liquid egg whites (or 3 eggs)
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup apple sauce
1/2 cup cold strong coffee
1/2 cup low fat sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 teaspoon butter flavour
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups King Arthur white whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg, cinnamon, salt

1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts

Frosting:
1 package low fat Neufchâtel cream cheese
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 TB butter (optional)

Directions
. Preheat oven to 350F
. In bowl of KitchenAid stand mixer beat egg whites with whisk attachment until light and frothy
. Slowly add sugar, then other liquid ingredients
. Replace whisk with paddle attachment, and gently stir in the dry ingredients
. Add raisins and nuts and mix to incorporate
. pour into greased round caek pan and bake about 40 minutes until done
. While cake is baking, prepare icing by beating together butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Spread over warm caek

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