Oatmeal and apples pair together with the natural sweetness of honey to produce a light textured, reduced-fat cake. Rather than using cups of oil or butter, this cake opts for applesauce to lower the fat and calories. Try this healthier option for a cake using applesauce and fresh apples from your home orchard for a new way to enjoy your apples.
Spray the baking pan with cooking spray and lightly dust the inside with flour, and heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine in a bowl the boiling apple juice with the oatmeal and let sit until the oatmeal absorbs the juice, about five minutes.
Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to the oatmeal, stirring to combine.
Mix together in a separate bowl the vanilla extract, egg, applesauce and honey.
Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients.
Fold the chopped apples into the cake batter, and transfer the cake to the prepared baking dish.
Bake the cake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a fork or knife inserted into the center does not have crumbs when pulled out. Let cool before slicing and serving.