August 13th 2007
archived under: Baked Goods, Day-to-day, Recipes

Yesterday, I made two delicious applesauce spice cakes. One was for me and my husband, and the other was to take to work.

Last year, I was one of 40+ new faculty members at my school. It was like a huge boot camp bonding experience for all of us. This year, I am the only new member in the central staff of a child development center. Total central staff is less than 15. Most of them have been there 5+ years, and one of the teachers has been there since I was 3. It’s a very different situation than the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year for me.

Well, they all LOVED my spice cake. I said, “I may be the baby here, but I’ve been making this cake for six years.” It got some giggles and a couple eyebrow-raises. I almost raised my eyebrows to myself. Six years?? That’s a smidge more than a quarter of my life!

The recipe was given to me by my husband’s mother, near when we started dating. I made a couple under her tutelage, though the recipe is so easy you don’t really need to “practice” anything. Then, when I went to college, I bought a sifter and some cake pans so I could make them for myself, friends, and co-workers.

Now you can make it too. All you need to do is:

Preheat your oven to 350*F
Butter and flour two cake pans (or use Pam with flour, which is amazing).

2 cups applesauce
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup oil

3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon

Add the applesauce mixture to the sifted mix.

Stir in:
1 cup nuts (I use walnuts)
1 cup raisins

Pour the batter into the cake pans.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While it is baking, lick the spoons and give your husband the bowl. Mmmm.
After the cakes are cool enough to remove, cool them on cooling racks, otherwise they’ll get soggy, which is gross.

This morning, I went to take a picture of the cake (the one that wasn’t wrapped up to go to work), but about 1/5 of it was already gone! I guess we know what the husband had for breakfast this morning. Yum!

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Amber (89 comments)

I am gonna try to bake this today (If I have the time…) I will try it with 1/2 whole wheat flour and let you know how it turns out!

Applesauce Spice Cake……
This cake sounds positively delicious o(∩_∩)o

Applesauce Spice Cake……
This cake sounds positively delicious o(∩_∩)o

cid404 (1 comments)

Tried this recipe for a Christmas party. Made it into muffins instead of cake,
and they vanished quicker than Santa going back up the chimney!!

Great recipe!

Crash (3 comments)

This cake sounds positively delicious. :D

Joyful Abode (1044 comments)

Regular all-purpose flour. I’m pretty sure my pans are 9-inch ones. Definitely try them. They’re soooo good.

Caboodle (1 comments)

Cake flour, or regular all-purpose flour? And may I ask, 8-inch pans or 9-inch pans? This looks good and I’d like to try making a batch.

admin (152 comments)

Golden Lady, I’m not sure about the wheat flour… give it a try and let me know how it goes!

Katya, yes, 1 cup. I went back and edited the post. “c.” is how I had it written in my personal cookbook. I used canola oil… any kind of veggie oil is good.

Katya (1 comments)

is 1 c. oil = 1 cup oil? what kind of oil is it?

Golden Lady (3 comments)

How about subbing whole wheat pastry flour for white? Not that I’ve actually had any experience doing that yet, but I’m working to cut enrighed white flour out of my diet, but I’d also really like to make this cake.

admin (152 comments)

haha, good question charlie. I don’t know if you could maybe do more applesauce, less oil…. play around with it and let me know, kay?

Thanks, Cenk. I hope to see you around more!

Cenk (1 comments)

The cake looks yummy. I like your blog.

charlie (11 comments)

can you substitute applesauce for the oil in this recipe… you know, to keep it light?

oh, wait.

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