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Healthy apple harvest cake recipe with Butter Pecan Ensure® Regular

Apple Harvest Cake Recipe

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  • Image of Stephanie Jamain, a registered dietician at Abbott Nutrition
  • Fresh apples and Butter Pecan Ensure® Regular bring this apple cake its sweet, fresh taste.

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition

  • This


    Respects a lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet

  • This recipe takes this much time to prepare Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes
  • This recipe makes several servings or portions Makes 12 servings


  • 250 mL (1 cup) Butter Pecan Ensure® Regular
  • 300 mL (1 ¼ cups) Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced plus one extra apple, sliced thin (for top of cake)
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) plus 1 mL (¼ tsp) apple pie spice, divided
  • 250 mL (1 cup) plus 15 mL (1 Tbsp) sugar, divided
  • 500 mL (2 cups) cake flour
  • 125 mL (½ cup) whole-wheat flour
  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) salt
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) baking soda
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) baking powder
  • 80 mL ( cup) vegetable oil
  • 80 mL ( cup) egg substitute or 2 large eggs
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) pure vanilla extract

How to make

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Lightly mist a 20-cm (8-inch) baking pan with non-stick vegetable oil spray.
  • Place diced apples in a microwave-safe container and microwave for
    2 minutes. Cool.
  • In a small mixing bowl, make a spice-sugar blend by combining 1 mL
    (¼ tsp) apple pie spice and 15 mL (1 Tbsp) sugar. Set aside for topping.
  • In another small mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients (flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and 1 mL [¼ tsp] apple pie spice). Set aside for batter.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oil and 1 cup sugar for 1 minute.
  • Add egg substitute and vanilla and continue to whisk for 1 minute.
  • Add of dry ingredient bowl and mix. Mix in cup Ensure® Regular. Repeat twice, adding ⅓ of dry ingredients and cup Ensure® Regular each time.
  • Scrape the inside surface of the large mixing bowl and fold in diced apples.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Arrange sliced apples on top of cake batter and sprinkle top with spice-sugar blend.
  • Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the apple cake comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool.
  • Slice and serve.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: 1 slice
  • Calories
  • 270
  • Fat
  • 8 g
  • Sodium
  • 220 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 46 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 4 g
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  • Tip

  • Use Vanilla Ensure® Regular and add      ½ cup of pecans to the batter.

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* From a survey of 1,038 independent-living adults aged 50+ who added 1 serving of Ensure® Protein Max 30 g per day for at least 5 days over a 2-week period, compared to control group (p<0.0001).

Canadian formulation is similar to the one used in the survey. Applies to Chocolate and Vanilla flavours.

† Compared to one serving (235 mL) of Ensure® Regular.
‡ Per 330-mL serving.

§ Brand of oral nutritional supplements.

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