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Spice Cake with Apple Compote

1 Hour
18 People
Overhead view of ingredients to make apple compote.


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cane sugar
1 Tbsp aluminum-free baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 lg eggs
1 3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup canola oil

Apple Compote
6 cups Red Delicious apples, peeled, cored and chopped (6-7 med apples)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

Whipped Topping
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Fresh mint sprigs for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat 18 muffin cups with canola oil spray.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and cloves.

  3. Stir eggs, applesauce and oil into flour mixture until well combined.

  4. Spoon /4 cup batter into each muffin cup and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  5. In a large saucepan, combine chopped apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Cook on medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until soft but not mushy. Set aside.

  6. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, whip together cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.

  7. Place one muffin-size cake on a plate, spoon 2 tablespoons of apple compote over cake and top with 1/2 tablespoon of whipped cream. Garnish with a sprig of mint.


Calories 175
Protein 2g
Sodium 144mg
Carbohydrates 28g
Fat 7g
Fiber 2g
Cholesterol 36mg
Servings 18