Friday, November 5, 2010

Applesauce Spice Cake

This my non fancy shmancy cake.
It's what'd I'd call an 'everyday cake'.

Everybody needs to eat a little cake everyday.
I know I sure do.

Didn't someone once say, ''An apple a day keeps the doctor away''?

Well, that's all I'm doing here. Staying in good health.
They didn't specify it couldn't be in cake form.

In fact, I think what they meant to say was, ''An apple, made into applesauce and then made into spice cake topped with light cinnamon cream cheese frosting a day will keep you in such high spirits that your health will have to go the way of your smile and that's what will keep the doctor away.''

I speak only truth.

Leave me a comment with your favourite everyday cake.

Spiced Applesauce Cake w/cinnamon cream cheese frosting
Serves: 10
Source: Smitten Kitchen

For the cake:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
⅛ tsp cloves
½ cup soft unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 ½ cups unsweetened apple sauce

For the frosting:
5oz cream cheese, softened
3 tbsps unsalted butter. salted
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup icing sugar
½ tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square cake pan.
2. Make cake: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in applesauce. At low speed, mix in flour mixture until just combined. The batter will look a little curdly and uneven but don’t worry, it will all bake up perfectly in the end.
3. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake until golden-brown and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake to loosen, then invert onto a plate. Reinvert cake onto a rack to cool completely. 
4.Make frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy. Sift confectioners sugar and cinnamon over cream cheese mixture, then beat at medium speed until incorporated. Spread frosting over top of cooled cake.

1 comment:

  1. This cake is my favourite because:
    1. It has apples in it.
    2. It has cream cheese icing.
    3. Cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressor (which is actually voided when there's cream cheese icing involved.)
    4. I didn't have to make it.


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