Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake

Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake

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"You need just one bowl and one pan while preparing this quick and delicious spice cake with applesauce and pecans."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 448 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.4 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 64g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Sift flour, white sugar, soda, salt, baking powder, and spices into a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup butter or margarine, buttermilk, and applesauce. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in eggs. Fold in 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes.
  3. Mix confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, and add 1 cup chopped pecans. Keep stirring until browned. Stir cooled pecans into cream cheese mixture. Frost the cooled cake.
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Wendy
12/6/2007

This is a great recipe because it's easy AND it's good! I always cut the amount of sugar in cakes, and cut this to 1 cup sugar only and it was fine (unless you have a very sweet tooth). I made it first with too much applesauce (to finish the jar I had), and it came out way too dense although my children loved it. When I made it a second time with the right amount of applesauce, the consistency was pefect. I also sprinkled the top with a sugar and cinnamon mixture before it baked and it made the cake look nice without any frosting.

TTN
4/28/2003

WONDERFUL!! Quick, easy, moist and delicious. I cut the recipe in half -cooking for one- and used an 8" sq pan, baked for 40 min, but next time I'll probably use the full recipe and freeze half. I used a simple vanilla glaze and spread over a still warm cake. Even had some for breakfast this morning- after all it does contain fruit.

karenlee62
11/16/2005

Everyone LOVES this recipe! It alwasy comes out perfectly. May suggest slightly undercook by 1-2 minutes. Great for kids too...the cake itself is not overly sweet, and does not need icing, although is does taste yummy either way. Simple directions, basically...a no fail delicious cake.