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APPLESAUCE CAKE RECIPE

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    Ingredients:

    For the Cake:

    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    • 2 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce

    For the Frosting:

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Instructions:

    For the Cake:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.

    Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

    Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.

    Fold in the applesauce until the batter is well mixed.

    Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly.

    Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

    Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before frosting.

    For the Frosting:

    In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.

    Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well after each addition.

    Stir in the vanilla extract and mix until the frosting is smooth.

    Once the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.

    Optionally, you can garnish the cake with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

    Slice, serve, and enjoy your delicious homemade Applesauce Cake!

    This moist and flavorful cake is perfect for any occasion and a great way to use up extra applesauce.

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