This is a doctored up version of the “subbing applesauce for oil” trick. I added dried apricots and some walnuts to give it more texture and flavor. Super easy, yummy, and guilt-free!
1 box spice cake mix
1 1/4 c water
1/3 c applesauce
3/4 c egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters)
1/2 c chopped dried apricots
1/4 c chopped walnuts
2 cups plain yogurt
1/2 cup honey
1 t vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9″ pan. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently to combine. There will be some lumps, but do not overmix! Pour batter into pan and bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Transfer pan to a cooling rack and remove sides.
While cake is baking, prepare sauce by whisking together all ingredients.
Cake is best served warm with a dollop of sauce on the side.