Friday, October 05, 2012
Applesauce Spice Cake With Vanilla Glaze (Or, The Cake That Caused Me To Cheat On My Diet)
(I intended to take a photo but by the time I got around to it, half of it was gone.)
I'm not sure if it was that this cake was so delicious or I just hadn't baked in awhile but this cake was a big hit at our house on Wednesday night when I served it. So I thought I'd share it with you. Maybe you'd like to make it for your family over the weekend. It is good for dessert or a snack or even breakfast if you're a bit lax on what qualifies as breakfast like I am. And if you happen to be on a diet and it causes you to cheat, you will receive no judgment from me.
Applesauce Spice Cake With Vanilla Glaze
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1(heaping) tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup salted butter at room temp
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375. Spray bundt pan (anyone else think of My Big Fat Greek Wedding every time you hear the word Bundt?) with Baker's Joy and set aside.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside.
In an electric mixer, beat butter until light, add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating to incorporate after each addition. Add the vanilla and the applesauce and beat until smooth. Mix in half of the dry ingredients. Just before they are blended, add the buttermilk. Then mix in the rest of the dry ingredients, until completely incorporated. Do not over mix.
Pour out the batter into your prepared bundt pan, Place in the middle rack of the 375 degree oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until tests done. While the cake is cooling, mix the glaze ingredients together. When completely cooled, pour glaze over cake.
Feel free to stick a mum in the center of your bundt cake, seeing as it is fall.