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Cinnamon-Apple Honey Cake

We're not keen on desserts, but I wanted to make my husband a small cake for his birthday. So I created this honey cake for the occasion, and the cake came out moist, elegant and delicious. —Rebecca Zeissler, Forest Park, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced peeled tart apple
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Directions

  • Line a 6-in. round baking pan with parchment; coat paper with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Arrange apple slices in a single layer over cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg. Add milk and vanilla; beat on low speed until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and remaining cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture just until blended. Spoon over apple.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert immediately onto a serving plate; drizzle with honey. Serve warm if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 317 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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