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Ingredients

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
4 egg whites
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
2/3 cup applesauce
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 cups confectioners sugar
5 to 6 tablespoons milk (may be more or less to get right consistency)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, egg whites, sour cream and applesauce. Beat on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes. Pour half of the mixture into a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over batter. Cover with remaining batter; cut through with a knife to swirl. Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. For glaze: Combine confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla; drizzle over warm cake. Cool on a wire rack.

Donna Whiting
East Moline



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