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Print This Delicious and Healthy Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

Truly delicious and full of goodness, the applesauce used in the cake serves as part of the oil, keeping this cake moist with only half the fat.

Applesauce spice cake with whipped cream and raspberries.

4 1/2 cups Flour
3 cups Applesauce
2 cups Raisins
2 cups Chopped nuts
2 cups Sugar
1 ounce Unsweetened chocolate, grated
2 tsp Baking soda
1 cup olive oil
2 Eggs, beaten
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Cinnamon (spice)
1/2 tsp Nutmeg (spice)
1/2 tsp Allspice (spice)
1/4 tsp Ground cloves (spice)
1/2 tsp Salt

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Preheat oven, grease and flour cake pan.
In large bowl, sift together the flour, soda, spices and salt.
Stir in grated chocolate. Mix in the applesauce, olive oil, eggs and vanilla.
Stir in nuts and raisins.
Pour applesauce spice cake batter into prepared pan.
Bake spice cake until slightly brown on the top.
Cool cake in pan on cake rack.
20 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 131 g
Calories 422
Calories from Fat 168
Total Fat 18.7g 29%
Saturated Fat 3.1g 15%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 61.2g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 33.1g
Protein 6.5g
Vitamin A 1% • Vitamin C 1% • Calcium 3% • Iron 14%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

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