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

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Nutrition

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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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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...

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....

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, alt...