Applesauce Snack Cake made with whole grain oat flour and almond flour and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting. Gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
I've come to really like the word "snack cake." It seems to allow for the truer moments in which we all would like a little piece of cake. Which, by the way, is at any and all times of day. (Maybe this is just me?)
No matter when you like to have your cake, you're going to want this applesauce snack cake in your lineup. It's simple, unassuming, and totally delicious. Made with a blend of almond and oat flours, with a good dose of unsweetened applesauce and warming spices, it is tasty on its own.
But add a maple-sweetened cream cheese frosting, and the tangy-sweet, combined with the cinnamon and spice cake, will have you reaching for another piece.
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Applesauce Snack Cake
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
- 4 ounces cream cheese or dairy-free cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spraying and line with two pieces of parchment paper, one in each direction to create flaps.
- In a large bowl, combine applesauce, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk until incorporated.
- Add almond flour, oat flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Stir until batter is evenly combined. Transfer to prepared pan.
- Smooth batter into an even layer with a rubber spatula, shake gently from to help even. Bake for 28-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack until cool.
- While the cake cools, clean out your bowl and combine frosting ingredients. Using an electric mixer, beat until mixture is smooth and creamy. Add more maple syrup if you desire a sweeter frosting. Frost cake and sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.