Thursday, October 20, 2016

No Fuss Applesauce Spice Cake

Fall is perfect for Applesauce Spice Cake!

A couple of weeks ago we had family over for an impromptu Sunday dinner. The weather was beginning to change from summer to fall and a spice cake with apple just seemed like the right choice for dessert. This was so quick and so easy and everyone loved it. 


2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. coconut sugar (or white sugar)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. applesauce
1/4 c. buttermilk or sour milk (to do the latter - 1/4 c. plus a splash of vinegar and let sit for a couple of minutes)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9x13 pan. Stir together dry ingredients. Beat butter and sugar together on high. Add vanilla and eggs. Add milk and flour. Mix on low until combined. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. 

Cool completely and frost - sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Store in fridge. 

1 - 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter, softened
2 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (more for sprinkling on top if desired)
milk or half & half - add to get desired consistency

Cream the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla, sugar, and splash of milk. Add more milk as needed. 

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