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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.

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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:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 258 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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Reviews

Wendy
67
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.

karenlee62
38
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.

TTN
38
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.