No Sugar Added Apple Streusel Cake
I love a good dessert. It’s one of the main reasons I started this website. I find very few things better than a good, warm, comforting dessert that you can curl up with on a brisk autumn night.
That’s where an apple streusel cake comes in. Sure, apple pies are delicious, and they remind us of family and fall time, but this apple streusel will become your go-to apple dessert. Not only will it become your favorite apple dessert, it will become your favorite fall time dessert. If you don’t believe me make it yourself!
This recipe is so easy and satisfying that it will also become your favorite recipe to create for dinner parties or family get-togethers. And of course, it’s sugar free, which means you can indulge in it without feeling any guilt!
No Sugar Added Apple Streusel Cake with Maple Icing
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup Lite and Sweet
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup toasted and coarsely chopped nuts (you can use almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, or pecans)
1 cup all purpose
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup Lite & Sweet
1 largeegg, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanillaextract
1/3 cup milk, at room temperature
2 large firm textured apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin slices
2 cups powder Lite and Sweet
1 tbsp maple extract
2 tbsp melted butter
1-3 tsp milk (if needed to make consistancy a little runny)
Apple Streusel Cake: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Butter and flour an 8 inch (20 cm) spring form pan.
Streusel Topping: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, Lite and Sweet, ground cinnamon, and salt. Cut the butter into the flour with a fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the chopped nuts. Set aside while you make the cake batter.
Cake Batter: In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In the bowl of your electric mixer, (can use a hand mixer), beat the butter until creamy smooth. Add the Lite and Sweet and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat in low speed until incorporated. Add the flour mixture (in three additions), alternately with the milk (in two additions), and beat just until combined. Spread the batter onto the bottom of your prepared pan, smoothing the top with the back of a spoon or an offset spatula.
Evenly arrange the apple slices on top of the cake batter and then sprinkle with the streusel topping.
Bake for about 45 – 50 minutesor until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly.
Make maple icing:
using a high speed blender or food processor powder the desired amount of Lite and Sweet for 1-2 minutes or until the sweetener is very fine and powdered. Using a small bowl stir together the Lite and Sweet, maple extract, and melted butter. Stir the mixture and adjust for more liquid if needed add 1 tsp of milk at the time until the constancy is to your desire (thin spreading consistency).
Serve warm or at room temperature with sugar free whipped cream or sugar free vanilla ice cream. Leftovers can be covered and stored for a few days.