Thursday, December 12, 2013
The Girl's Cake...
The Girl loves cooking and baking, so this week she made a variation on an applesauce spice cake recipe (Moosewood), turning it into an Applesauce Honey Spice Cake that is absolutely delicious! It came out moist, and not too sweet. So here's her recipe!
Applesauce Honey Spice Cake
* 2 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
* 1 tsp salt
* 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 2 tsp baking powder
* 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
* 1/2 tsp nutmeg (or to taste)
* 1/2 tsp ground cloves (or to taste)
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 c butter, softened
* 1 1/4 cups honey
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a bundt pan (other pans would work well too, such as an 8x8x2 baking dish).
Cream together the butter and honey until well mixed and fluffy. Add in the vanilla, and then the eggs, and finally the applesauce, mixing well. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the applesauce mixture.
Pour the batter into the pan and level out. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife or skewer inserted near the middle comes out clean.
Makes 12-16 servings.
Optional drizzle topping:
1/2 cup apple juice
A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
2 Tbsp. honey
Place ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until reduced to a near syrupy state. Drizzle over the top of the finished cake before serving.