Applesauce Cake October 18, 2016 16:16
I went to a pumpkin patch with my family last week and did not expect to have so much fun!
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.
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)
Mix everything in a bowl until smooth and bake for 35 min at 350°F.
To make the apple sauce:
- Cut, core, and quarter 4-5 small apples into a pot
- Add ¼ cup water
- Boil until the apple chunks are soft enough to mash and then use a masher to mush the apples into a sauce texture.