Thursday, September 22, 2011

Applesauce Cake

Applesauce cake


Applesauce Cake2


Fall is finally here, and this is hands down my favorite time of year. Baking is an essential during this season and I thought I would kick off this season with a yummy spice cake. 


Cake • Ingredients

3 cups of flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/3 cup of chilled butter
1 1/2 cups of chunky applesauce
1/4 cup apple butter
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 cup of craisins
cream cheese frosting
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted


Directions

Preheat oven to 350˙. Lightly spoon flour into a measuring cup level with a knife. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir dry ingredients with a whisk. Set aside. Eat sugar, and butterfat a medium speed, add applesauce and next three ingredients. Beat well. Add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in craisins. Pour batter into a bunt cake pan coated heavily with grease and dusted with flour. Bake at 350˙for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack, frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle the top of cake with toasted pecans.





Cream Cheese Frosting • Ingredients 

1/2 cup (4oz) block style cream cheese, chilled
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar


Directions 

Beat first four ingredients at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add sugar to buyer mixture, beat at a low speed just until blended. (do not over beat)

Enjoy!
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