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Applesauce Cake

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups oat flour*
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 3/4 c raisins optional
  • 1 c chopped nuts optional
  • Frosting:
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter one 9 x 13 or two 8 x 8 cake pans.
  • Cream together butter and maple syrup. Add eggs and applesauce and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Ad the dry ingredients to the wet in three batches, thoroughly combining after each addition.
  • Fold in raisins and nuts if you are using them (I never do, but it's a nice option if you want a sturdier cake).
  • Pour into prepared pan(s).
  • For smaller pans, bake just 30 minutes. If using a single, larger pan, bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Combine butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat with a hand mixer. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and beat to incorporate. I prefer a very lightly sweetened frosting, so I use just 1/4 cup powdered sugar in this frosting. For a more assertive sweetness, use 1/2 cup (or more!).
  • Spread evenly on top of the cooled cake.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g