Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TWD: Apple-Coconut Family Cake(s)

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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.

Apple-Coconut Family Cake

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!

Apple-Coconut Family Cake

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.

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Anne said...

Wow congrats on meeting your weight goal, that's awesome! I love the changes you made to this and can't wait to try some of them myself.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Way to make these WW-friendly! Do you use 'Splenda for Baking' a lot? I use it almost exclusively... you really can't tell a difference! :)

Judy said...

Making small cakes is such a great idea. Nicely done.

Tia said...

i like cool whip too!!! and i bet it wouldve been great on this cake.

Nina said...

Heather, your mini cakes look wonderful! Great idea with wheat flour and applesauce--I am sure they were delicious. Am *so* with you on the cool whip! Dont care what anyone says--I love it! :)

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