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Applesauce Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe


What if you could take all of the fallish flavors of a comforting mug of apple cider and pack them into glorious cake? What if you could then smother that cake in the world’s best cream cheese frosting? Well, preheat your ovens, pour a cup of coffee and flip the fireplace switch on. It’s fall and that cake is just one afternoon away from being on your dinner table. Applesauce Spice Cake will turn your average everyday day into a fall festival in your mouth.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks (or 1 cup) butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamon
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 – .74 oz. (or single serving size) package dry spiced apple cider mix

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together sugar and butter. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spray two 8 inch round cake pans or one 9X13 baking pan well with baking spray. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until a fork poked into the middle comes out clean.


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 16 ounces butter
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl cream together cream cheese and butter. Slowly mix in powdered sugar and then vanilla. Add salt. After cake has cooled completely cooled, frost cake.

For easier frosting, wrap cake after cooled and place in freezer overnight. Frost the next day while still frozen. Allow for defrost time before serving.

Let the leaves fall as they may…
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