You know how they say some things are like riding a bike? You just never forget how to do them? Well, let me just say that photography is NOT one of those things. Or at least it isn't for me. After two weeks of being out of the game, I felt like a total newbie photographing this post. So much so, that I had to stop, take a breather, and come back a day later. There is the possibility that I just need to get used to upgrading from a simple point and shoot camera to a complex DSLR. But either way, it's depressing.
In better news, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® recently reformulated their recipe to one that uses natural, non-GMO sourced ingedients and has 40% less calories and 70% less saturated fats than butter. Jackpot! I love me some butter so a spread that has a delicious buttery taste but doesn't have any artificial preservatives or ingredients I don't recognize is a winner in my book.
Furthermore, a spread that makes a delicious snack cake such as this one is most definitely a keeper. Did I mention that you don't have to wait for it to soften like you do regular butter? Seriously, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
It gave me a moist and fluffy apple cinnamon snack cake AND it gave me an outrageously good brown sugar glaze. And yes, I did in fact eat the glaze with a spoon and I have no regrets. Did you know that plant based oils are a good source of omega-3 ALA and they happen to be one of the primary ingredients in this spread? Well, now you know and you could feel good about eating this glaze with a spoon too!
You can find this spread, along with other varieties in your local grocery store. Use it to bake up some holiday cookies, saute vegetables for dinner, or just to spread on your favorite muffin. Then make sure you stop by and visit TheNewICB.com and tell them how you enjoyed their new and improved spread!
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Snack Cake with Brown Sugar GlazeYield: One 13x9 inch pan
Ingredients:2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® spread
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
pinch of vanilla powder (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
1 cup grated apples
For the brown sugar glaze:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® spread
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup powdered (confectioners) sugar
Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon, apple pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® spread and sugars until creamy and well-combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended.
Gradually pour in dry ingredients and beat until incorporated. Fold in grated apples.
Pour batter into greased pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
In the meantime, prepare the glaze. In a small saucepan, heat brown sugar, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spread and heavy cream over medium low heat until boiling. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Pour glaze into a bowl and refrigerate until cool and slightly thickened.
Spread glaze over completely cooled cake. Allow the glaze to set before cutting and serving the cake.
For more delicious recipes using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter® spread, visit www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/recipes
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.