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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake with #DominoLight

I made this Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake as an experiment.  I’ve never really been mad at sugar, so I’ve never felt the need to use a sugar substitute in my baking. Weird for somebody who only drinks diet soda, huh?

And that’s why I broke down and decided to try Domino Light, an all-natural pure cane sugar and stevia blend with half the calories of sugar.

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Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

(a Domino Sugar recipe)

Ingredients

Apple Filling
2 – large Granny Smith apples; peeled and finely chopped
2 T lemon juice
2 T Domino® Light
1 tsp cinnamon
Cake
1 1/2 cups – all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup Domino® Light
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 – large eggs, room temperature
Crumb Topping
1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Domino® Light
1 T cinnamon

Directions

1. Place chopped apples in a bowl and toss with lemon juice. Pour out remaining lemon juice, then add Domino® Light and cinnamon. Cook apples in a microwave for 1 minute and set aside to cool.

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2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 13”x9”x2” baking pan; set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream Domino® Light and butter with electric mixer on medium speed, until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of bowl with each addition. Reduce to a low speed, slowly add flour mixture into wet ingredients.

4. Pour into prepared baking pan. Layer apple filling evenly over cake batter. Bake 18-20 minutes.

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5. In a medium bowl, combine all topping ingredients by hand, until mixture forms crumbs. Once cake is baked, sprinkle crumbs evenly over the top.

6. Continue baking for 12-15 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes before cutting into slices.

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

In terms of how Domino Light performed as a baking ingredient, it behaved exactly like sugar. And, as far as taste… I couldn’t even tell the difference. When my friend came over, she claimed she could tell, but now I’m wondering if it’s because I told her beforehand. Oops. However, she said the cake was absolutely delicious!

Since there are no artificial ingredients in Domino Light and it only has 5 calories per serving (and I have a lot left), I’m going to try and “lighten up” a few more holiday recipes this year!

Try Domino Light! Grab a $1.00 off coupon on Facebook and visit Domino Sugar for more recipe inspiration.

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A review sample was provided. All opinions are my own.

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About Liz

Liz Mays is a professional lifestyle blogger in coastal North Carolina. She loves writing about food and sharing recipes, and has a passion for travel, tech, entertainment, home decor and style.

Comments

  1. cindy mckean says:

    cookies

  2. My Cinnamon Buns

  3. Corey Olomon says:

    Cherry Pie

  4. Thanks for the great contest and recipe!
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