Decided to join the potluck of
Hosted by Gollum
Afternoon Tea Break with spicy Applesauce cake
This recipe comes from the Joy of Cooking book.
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease and flour 8 inch square pan ( that is the one I used)or 6 cup fluted pan or loaf pan.
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. mace
1/2 tsp. salt
In large bowl, beat til creamy 1/2 cup butter, add and beat on hi speed 3/4 cup plus 2 TBSP brown sugar.3-5 minutes.
Beat in 1 egg.
Add flour mixture in 3 parts alternating with 1 cup thick applesauce. Beat until just blended.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Fluted pan -40 to 45min. Loaf pan-60 min.
Let cool .
This cake is moist with a lovely spice flavour. I chose to dust my cake with icing sugar but this cake would be so good with Butterscotch icing.