Applesauce Pound Cake

Well September is here and it is National Apple month!  I will be trying several different apple recipes over the course of September.  To kick things off I decided to make an applesauce pound cake.  This cake is very tasty- it has cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger in which gives it that taste of Fall.  It was a huge hit at our house- both my daughters loved it!

 

Applesauce Pound Cake

Ingredients

  • I cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • zest of a medium size lemon ( I just used a very fine grater all over the outside of my lemon)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 2/3 cups applesauce ( I used unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees- spray a bundt pan with cookie spray
  2. Cream butter until light and creamy. Add sugar, mix well. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl occasionally until they are all incorporated. Mix in the vanilla and lemon zest. In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients; add to the batter alternating with the applesauce, mixing on low speed.
  3. Pour batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for about an hour- test by sticking a toothpick in and having it come out clean. Let cake cool well in the pan before trying to remove it - I mean it- I
  4. did not wait and p[art of my cake did not come out with the rest :(
  5. finish off by dusting with powdered sugar
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The smells of this cake will fill your home and you will have a hard time

waiting to cut a big slice and enjoy your tasty creation.

-annie

 


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