Grad school is out for the next 5 weeks so I've got some more time on my hands. Time to bake hopefully! I was very happy to see that Amber of Cobbler du Monde chose Apple-Coconut Family cake for this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. This time of the year I love apple desserts and I'm a coconut fan so this recipe was a double plus for me.
I decided to make mini cakes instead of one big cake. Much easier to control myself portion wise when I do that as well as making it easy to freeze the leftovers. I also made a few changes to make it a little more WW friendly. I used whole wheat flour for half of the white and used applesauce for the oil as well as splenda for the sugar. This made each mini cake (I got 12) only 3 PP each.
I loved this cake. It was a little sweet but not too sweet, a little nutty from the coconut, and fruity from the apple. Topped with a little light cool whip (yes...I like cool whip on occasion) and it was a perfect little dessert. I'm sure it would be absolutely delicious with none of the changes but I was quite happy with the somewhat healthier version I made. I can see making this cake many times in the future.
Thanks for the yummy pick Amber!
You can find the recipe at Amber's blog, Cobbler du Monde, or on page 214 of Baking From My Home to Yours. You can see more tasty cakes from the TWD bakers here.