Applesauce Cake October 18, 2016 16:16

Applesauce Cake

I went to a pumpkin patch with my family last week and did not expect to have so much fun!

Picking delicious apples!

I picked about 50lbs of apples with no idea what to do with them, so I figured I might as well bake things.

I went through my large library of cookbooks and picked out my three oldest and most loved books because I figured they would have the best suggestions for apple based baking. They did not disappoint! I can see myself making this applesauce cake recipe again in the future.

Odd food arrangements from an antique Martha Stewart cookbook

I mean who doesn’t want to follow recipes from a cookbook that features saturated images of powdered doughnuts and hot dog roles?

The recipe I used goes as follows:

 

Applesauce Cake Recipe

 

  • 2 ¾ cup cake flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar (¼ cup less if you’re using sweet apples)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ cup soft butter
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional)
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups applesauce*
  • 1 very large egg (or two very small eggs)

Instructions:

Mix everything in a bowl until smooth and bake for 35 min at 350°F.

To make the apple sauce:

  1. Cut, core, and quarter 4-5 small apples into a pot
  2. Add ¼ cup water
  3. Boil until the apple chunks are soft enough to mash and then use a masher to mush the apples into a sauce texture.

Picking a delicious apple for baking