Yummy sugar free pecan cake dessert recipe with cinnamon,spices and applesauce.There is nothing more comforting on a cold winter's night than the smell of a baking spice cake. Unless of course it is eating that cake complete with a warm pecan cinnamon applesauce topping.

For some reason the smell of cinnamon and other baking spices seems to make a home feel warmer and more welcoming on those cold winter nights. Bringing back memories of enjoying savory desserts around the dining room table. However, for many people today those savory desserts are a thing of the past or at least limited to those special occasions.

With so many people needing to watch their weight, take care of their heart and be careful of their sugar levels, desserts are simply not a nightly thing. However, there is no reason that you cannot still enjoy the occasional dessert by making smart choices that reduce calories, saturated fat and sugars. This recipe for a spice pecan cake with warm pecan and cinnamon applesauce is sure to warm up that cold winter's night and best of all it contains no sugar, and is low in fat and lower in calories than most cakes available today.

Spice pecan cake with warm pecan cinnamon applesauce topping

Sugar Free Pecan Cake:


・ 1 sugar free spice cake mix

・ 1-12 ounce can of lemon/lime soda pop

・ 1-16 ounce jar of unsweetened applesauce

・ 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

・ 1 cup of coarsely chopped pecans

・ 1 cup of pecan halves.

Sugar Free Pecan Cake:


Preheat oven according to directions on the cake mix. Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Using fork break up all the lumps in the mix. Slowly pour the can of soda pop into the cake mix stopping to make sure that the fizz does not over flow the bowl. Once all the soda is in the bowl mix with a wooden spoon until well blended. (do not add any other ingredients called for on the back of the cake mix) Add the one cup of coarsely chopped mixture to the cake mix and pour into a greased 9 by 13 cake pan and bake according to directions. Remove from the oven and allow to cool until cake is only slightly warm.


In a medium size sauce pan combine applesauce cinnamon and pecans. Heat over medium low heat until the applesauce is warmed through and the cinnamon is well blended into the applesauce.

Cut squares of warm cake and place on dessert plates, spoon warm applesauce topping over the top and serve warm.

This cake cuts out a lot of calories by using diet pop in place of the other cake mix ingredients such as eggs and oil. In addition, by not using oil you cut out most of the saturated fat in this recipe and all of the sugar while still providing a sweet dessert that will warm your family inside and out no matter how cold the temperature is outside.

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Popa Woolsey writes about improving your physical and mental health at

Popa Woolsey has been writing about self-improvement-health issues for more than fifty years. He is a teacher, author and personal motivational coach.