Posted by AnonymousOne bowl, one pan...quick and delicious.
Never Fail Applesauce Spice Cake
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 3/4 cups white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 cups applesauce 2 eggs 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 cup butter 1 cup chopped pecans 4 cups confectioners' sugar 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Sift flour, white sugar, soda, salt, baking powder, and spices into a large mixing bowl. Mix in 1/2 cup butter or margarine, buttermilk, and applesauce. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in eggs. Fold in 3/4 cup chopped nuts. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch pan.
2 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes.
3 Mix confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth. Melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat, and add 1 cup chopped pecans. Keep stirring until browned. Stir cooled pecans into cream cheese mixture. Frost the cooled cake.