Applesauce Buttermilk Spice Cake

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Author Notes: This is an awesome post-apple picking recipe because you use fresh chopped apples AND applesauce!! I love to make this cake with homemade applesauce, but in a pinch the store-bought stuff will work just fine. We love this recipe because it is BEYOND moist, spicy, and full of delicious fall apple flavor.Sweet Life Kitchen

Serves 10

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter, room temprature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 2 apples
  1. Grease a 9 inch diameter bundt pan or a 9x9 square baking dish.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and center a rack.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and set aside.
  4. Finely chop 3/4 of one of the apples...set the other 1/4 aside.
  5. Using a mandoline slicer, thinly slice one apple into slices and set aside.
  6. In the bowl of a stand mixer, using the paddle attachment combine the butter sugar and shortening until fluffy, then add the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  7. Add the egg and mix, then the applesauce and mix, until incorporated.
  8. Slowly add the flour mixture and the buttermilk bit by bit alternating each, until all ingredients are mixed in, stop and scrape the bottom & sides of the bowl at least once. Then add the chopped fresh apple by handfuls, while the mixer is on a low speed until fully incorporated.
  9. Use the thin sliced apple to line the bottom of the pan you are using, then pour the batter on top of the thin apple slices.
  10. Bake at 400 for about 40-45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Let stand about 10 minutes, then invert/flip the cake out onto a cake plate to cool completely.
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3 months ago Debbie Dall

Getting ready to try this cake missing the amount of Van

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over 1 year ago Dina Moore-Tzouris

bundt. darn spellcheck!

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over 1 year ago Dina Moore-Tzouris

so i finally made this cake today. it tastes even better than it looks! i made a bunt(a neighbor borrowed my square pan, which i would have preferred), and finished it with a glaze of confectioner's sugar, vermont maple syrup and some buttermilk.

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over 2 years ago Dina Moore-Tzouris

this looks delicious, as do so many of the contest recipes! I can't wait to make it. On this holiday, where the apple is a key ingredient in recipes, my oven is resting on plywood in my dining room , while the hardwood floor in my kitchen is being refinished(the last step in a kitchen reno). Why is it that we want to cook even more when we can't? I must stop looking at these recipes:)

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about 5 years ago Sweet Life Kitchen

Wow- sensitive response feature. OOPS!

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about 5 years ago Sweet Life Kitchen

EEP!! I typed this half asleep, but made corrections thanks to M.E. in Wisconsin!! See revisions here!~http://www.sweetlifekitchen...
Must have been so excited to get this posted!!

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about 5 years ago Sweet Life Kitchen

EEP!! I typed this half asleep, but made corrections thanks to M.E. in Wisconsin!! See revisions here!~http://www.sweetlifekitchen...
Must have been so excited to get this posted!!

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about 5 years ago Sweet Life Kitchen

EEP!! I typed this half asleep, but made corrections thanks to M.E. in Wisconsin!! See revisions here!~http://www.sweetlifekitchen...
Must have been so excited to get this posted!!

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about 5 years ago Sweet Life Kitchen

EEP!! I typed this half asleep, but made corrections thanks to M.E. in Wisconsin!! See revisions here!~http://www.sweetlifekitchen...
Must have been so excited to get this posted!!