Fabulous Friday: Applesauce Cake

I was asked to make this cake for a friend’s birthday party. Her mom always made it for her and it was her absolute favorite cake ever. I must admit, it is REALLY, REALLY good! It has amazing flavor and is super moist.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • dash of ginger
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 1/2 c applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Frosting Recipe (see below)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer, mix all ingredients EXCEPT the eggs. Beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in eggs and beat for another 2 minutes.
  5. Pour batter in pan and bake in oven for 35-40 minutes (it only took 35 minutes in my oven).
  6. Let cool before frosting.

Frosting Recipe

Mix together:

  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 2 TBS cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 c powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • add milk, until you’ve reached your desired consistency

 

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