Jeff Kauck
Yield
9 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Wheat germ and canola oil boost the nutrition profile of this simple dessert by adding vitamin E. Granny Smith apples remain firm and pleasantly tart when cooked. For a sweeter apple that also holds up well when cooked, try Braeburn.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray. Drizzle caramel over bottom of pan. (Caramel will not completely cover bottom of pan.) Arrange apple slices over caramel, overlapping slices slightly.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, sugar, wheat germ, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk and baking soda in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in applesauce and remaining ingredients. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until blended. Pour batter over apple slices in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Place a plate upside down on top of cake; invert onto plate. Serve warm.

Ratings & Reviews

Great breakfast cake

Bugsli
May 24, 2016
Ok probably didn't stay within the low fat rules ... But ... Made my own caramel sauce bc I stay away from processed foods as much as I can. Didn't have wheat germ so used white whole wheat flour entirely. Don't like throwing food away so used two whole eggs instead of the egg whites and egg combination. Used two layers of honey crisp apple. High altitude baking so increased the oven temp by 10 degrees. Came out perfect.