Thursday, 11 February 2010

Foodie Friday-Teatime with Applesauce cake

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.
Whisk together;
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.

7 comments:

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Rosemary, Your applesauce cake sounds delicious, but I can't get away from looking at your beautiful table. What a nice place to sit down and eat that yummy cake. So pretty.
Yvonne

Shady Gardener said...

Echoing the sentiments above! I'm thinking we need to have "tea!" ;-) (You cook, of course!) ha.

Rosanne said...

It does sound really good and what a nice table setting!

ButterYum said...

What a lovely setting to enjoy some delicious applesauce cake!

:)
ButterYum

Allie and Pattie said...

Oh, I agree. The cake looks lovely but the setting is perfection!
xoxo Pattie

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

What a perfect place setting !
Very creative.

Jannett said...

Great recipe book of all time...the cake sounds soo good. ... :)