EDITED 10 Nov. 2017: I have been honored to have been asked to share my recipe for my applesauce cake by Tracy over at It’s A T-Sweets Day. The recipe for the cake is added to the bottom of this blog post. Enjoy!!
We have an apple tree and so does a friend of mine. She doesn’t use her apples so she brings them over to me. Lately, I have found myself with a boat load of apples and we can’t eat them fast enough. So… I made apple sauce
Some of the apples, I also used green ones.
As you can see from the above picture, some of the apples were starting to go a little past their prime. I cut, cored and peeled them,
Ready to be cooked!
and placed them in a pot with some spices and cooked them up for…
Loads of applesauce.
applesauce. I made too much apple sauce. We were definitely NOT going to be able to eat as much as I made before it spoiled … so I added a few ingredients and …
Apple sauce cakes.
POOF… apple sauce cakes were made. And then the locusts (known as my children) descended … and …
Poof again… only three slices left! This is what happens when you have four teens and a young adult living at home!
Spiced Applesauce Cake
1/3 C butter; softened
1 C brown sugar
1 C thick applesauce
1 ½ C flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
½ t ground allspice
½ t ground nutmeg
**Option: ½ C raisins, ¾ C chopped nuts
Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg and beat well. Stir in applesauce.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix well.
**Add raisins and chopped nuts now if desired**
Turn batter into a greased and floured bundt pan (I use 2 round cake pans).
Bake at 350° until cake is done and pick inserted in center comes out clean. About 35-40 minutes.
Let cake rest in pan for a few minutes and then turn out onto rack.