Moist Cakes Minus the Oil
Written by Diet Bites
There's nothing quite like a bit of cake to make one feel warm and fuzzy all inside. The problem with most cakes however, is that they tend to make us feel warm and fuzzy on the outside too.
They can really wreak havoc with the numbers on our weight scales.
And when one is dieting, they can forget all about having a little cake, right? After all, it's impossible to have your cake and eat it too while trying to lose weight.
Oh - but wait! We've got a tip that will put a bit of step in your diet plan without blowing it completely off Planet Earth. All through the compliments of a simple food called applesauce.
What does applesauce do when added to cake recipes? For one, it allows the baker to ditch the addition of oil.
Applesauce vs Oil
How do these two stack up in a calorie comparison test? One cup of unsweetened applesauce comes in at 105 calories while one cup of oil comes in at a hefty 1,980 calories.
As to the fat grams, applesauce contains about 0.12 grams of fat per cup while oil contains 224.0 fat grams. As a note, we based our calculations on corn & canola oils.
But the amazing thing about substituting applesauce for oil is that it creates a superbly moist cake which will last for days longer than the oil-based cake.
Simply substitute 2 times the amount of applesauce as the amount of recommended oil in the cake recipe and bake as normal.
Example: If the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oil, substituting 1 cup of applesauce will produce a cake much lower in calories and a cake that is unbeatably moist.
If you've ever had a pudding-style cake that you were fond of, then you may love what applesauce does to your next cake recipe.
As a note, the taste of the applesauce is unnoticeable - at least in our baking experience.