Applesauce Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 16
  • ½ cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2¼ cups of flour - freshly milled whole wheat flour is the best!
  • 2 t baking soda
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • 2 cups of applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 2 T sugar, for topping
  • ½ t cinnamon, for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter or oil bottom and sides of 8x8 cake pan.
  2. Beat butter in the bowl of your stand mixer using cake whisks. Add sugar and beat until combined. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. About 3 minutes.
  3. Combine dry ingredients (flour through nutmeg) in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce to the butter mixture. Scrape bowl between additions.
  5. Stir in chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Combine 2 T sugar and ½ t cinnamon and sprinkle over top of cake.
  8. Bake 50-60 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick in the center comes clean.
  9. Let cool in pan before serving. We like to eat it a little warm.
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