OMG!! All I can say is this is so stinkin' good that I hope you all try it! Very spicy and moist!! I love gingerbread but haven't had much luck making it because it always falls in the middle. To me, this recipe tastes very much like gingerbread.
I have had this recipe lying around for several months wanting to try it and I finally did this morning. I had some leftover homemade applesauce that I used the other day to make some Applesauce BBQ sauce (which is yummy too!) and since I didn't need to bake bread today, I figured it would be a good time to try this cake recipe. I don't remember where I got the recipe so if it was from one of you I apologize for not giving you credit! The only substitution I made was to use some of my Pumpkin Pie spice mix instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg. I will list the recipe for that at the end. The recipe calls for unsweetened applesauce but mine did have a little sugar in it.
Applesauce Molasses Cake **Click here to print this recipe**
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups Baking Mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
(I used 3 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie spice instead of the cinnamon and nutmeg)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8-inch square cake pan. I used a greased 10-inch cast iron skillet.
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; beat in applesauce, molasses, vanilla and egg.
Add dry ingredients and beat well.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Serve warm with whipped cream.
We didn't have any whipped cream this morning but this cake was AWESOME just plain with a cup of coffee after we got back from our morning walk!
Pumpkin Pie Spice
8 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons ground cloves
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