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Favorite Apple Recipes

Favorite Apple Recipes

I love autumn and everything that goes with it. Cooler weather, the fall colors in the leaves and grass, fresh apples and pears falling from the trees, pumpkins, colorful mums, and so much more. And yes, more baking! If you’re searching for a few Favorite 

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Every fall my dad picks apples to make cider in his fruit press. He loves doing this, and he also loves to share the cider that he makes. Which means I’m always looking for new ways to use the cider! These Baked Apple Cider Donuts 

Apple Pecan Spice Cake

Apple Pecan Spice Cake

Try this delicious Apple Pecan Spice Cake when the apples are ripe on the tree. It uses the wonderful scents and flavors of fall–cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, pecans.

The apples and applesauce keep it moist for many days, and the powdered sugar glaze adds that special touch both for the eye and tongue.

Great for potlucks, too. It uses a 10-cup Bundt cake pan and will serve 12 or more.  See more Bundt Cake Recipes Here.

Apple Pecan Spice Cake

Apple Pecan Spice Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apples, Bundt Cake, Cakes, Pecans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

Bundt Cake Pan
Cooling Rack

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup applesauce chunky
  • 1 cup finely chopped and peeled apple
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons half and half
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add vanilla and butter flavor. In small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce. With wooden spoon, fold in apples and pecans.
  • Pour into a greased and floured 10" Bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes until toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before turning out of pan. Allow to cool completely on wire rack.
  • For glaze, in a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over low heat. Stir in half and half. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour over cake. Serves 12.

Notes

*Unless otherwise noted, all of my recipes use "salted" butter. If using unsalted butter, you may want to increase the salt in this recipe.
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Apple Cider Pancakes

Apple Cider Pancakes

These Apple Cider Pancakes are delicious, and a recipe we make over and over again. Made with freshly squeezed apple cider, chunky applesauce, and fall spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. Can you say yum! I like serving these pancakes with Maple Syrup, Bacon, and my 

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Make this recipe for Refrigerator Bran Muffins ahead of time and store the batter in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Perfect for making your family breakfast on busy weekdays. 

Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake reminds me of the little boxes of snack cake mix my mom used to buy when I was a girl.

Snack Cakes

In my years growing up, my folks would have other couples over on weekends to play pitch. My mom would almost always make a batch of popcorn or homemade ice cream. Sometimes we’d bake a snack cake to go with it. Like this recipe.

 

The Advent of Cake Mixes

In looking back and pondering this, it seems that my mom came from a generation when quick and easy was the “in” thing to do. No longer was baking from scratch, like what her mother and grandmother did before her, sought after. Why bake from scratch when you can save yourself time and effort by buying a baking mix at the grocery store?

And it wasn’t just baking products. It extended into quick and easy meal packages. Frozen Dinners, Hamburger Helper, Spaghetti Mix Packages. This may also have been about the time when sweetened processed cereals became all the rage.

Plus, there was the advent of television commercials boasting the wonderful taste and ease of their products. So we’re roughly talking of around 1946-1966. My mom’s generation. 

 

Where are We Today?

So, all of this leads me to ask “Where are we today?”

Boxed Cake Mixes

While “boxed” baking and dinner products are certainly still available in large numbers, I see the trend coming back for “home cooked” meals made from scratch. As proof, look at all the recipe blogs available online. Or the cooking shows on television. Or the recipe magazines being sold. And on top of that, we have an amazing variety of ingredients available to most everyone at the grocery store.

Snack Cake with Whipped Topping

Whatever the case, I hope you will enjoy this made-from-scratch Applesauce Spice Snack Cake recipe. Here’s how to make it.

 

Ingredients for Applesauce Spice Snack Cake

  • butter, softened
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • cinnamon applesauce
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • ground cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • raisins, chopped
  • English walnuts or pecans, chopped

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients Needed to Make This Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray.

Using a nut chopper or knife, chop English walnuts or pecans into small pieces. If desired, you may also chop the raisins into small pieces.

Our middle daughter is not overly wild about raisins, but she seems to be okay with them if they are chopped. I try to do this for any recipe that includes raisins, but do as you desire. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and granulated sugar for about thirty seconds.

Add large eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.

Mixing Together Flour and Spices

In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves.

Add the flour to the creamed butter alternately with the cinnamon applesauce until mixed well.

Folding in Nuts and Raisins

Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the chopped raisins and nuts.

Baked Cake

Pour cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Because this is such a dense cake, it may take a bit longer, depending on your oven setting. You want to be sure the center is fully cooked before removing the cake from the oven or the middle might sink. 

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Recipe for Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

In my years growing up, my folks would have other couples over on weekends to play pitch. My mom would always make a batch of homemade ice cream. Sometimes we'd bake a snack cake to go with it. Like this recipe, I hope you'll enjoy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce, Snack Cake, Spices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12

Equipment

Nut Chopper
Measuring Tools
KitchenAid Mixer
Square Baking Pan

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 16 oz. cinnamon applesauce
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped English walnuts or pecans

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table. Spray a 9-inch square baking pan with baking spray.
  • Using a nut chopper or knife, chop English walnuts or pecans into small pieces. If desired, you may also chop the raisins into small pieces. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and granulated sugar for about thirty seconds.
  • Add large eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.
  • In a small bowl combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves.
  • Add the flour to the creamed butter alternately with the cinnamon applesauce until mixed well.
  • Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in the chopped raisins and nuts.
  • Pour cake batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted.
**Because this is such a dense cake, it may take a bit longer to bake, depending on your oven setting. You want to be sure the center is fully cooked before removing the cake from the oven or the middle might sink. 

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2mg
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