Apple Cake with Creamy Sauce

Apple Cake with Creamy Sauce

This is a new recipe from the Middle East.

 

2 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups lowfat yogurt, divided
2 cups flour
1/2 cup molasses
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 Teaspoon baking power
1 Teaspoon baking soda
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 Teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir brown sugar and butter in a pan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add cream and stir until mixture becomes bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in 3/4 cup of the yogurt. Cover and Refrigerate until serving time. Place half the diced apples in a bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, cover and refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine remaining yogurt, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, molasses, oil and egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Shift to medium speed and beat for another minute until batter is smooth. Stir in remaining apples. Pour batter into greased tube baking pan or 9 x 13 pan.

2. Bake for 40 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool slightly. Serve slices of cake with remaining apples scattered on top and serve topped with the refrigerated creamy sauce.