6 Sweet & Delicious Bake Sale Treats

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4) Applesauce Cake (4 of 6)

Applesauce Cake

4) Applesauce Cake (4 of 6)

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup of butter (unsalted and cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 cup of dates (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of applesauce (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of apples (peeled and chopped)

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Use parchment paper to line a square, 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Combine baking powder, flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon in a bowl and place is aside.
  4. Place a pot, containing dates and butter, on a stove over medium-low heat.
  5. Add in butter and bring to a simmer.
  6. When the butter starts to give off a nutty smell, remove it from the stove, add vanilla and applesauce, and put it aside.
  7. Use an electric mixer to beat the eggs for 3 minutes on high.
  8. Incorporate 1/3 of the flour mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  9. Add 1/3 of the applesauce mixture and stir to combine. Repeat, until both the mixtures are incorporated into the egg mixture.
  10. Grease the pan with butter and bake for about 50 minutes.
  11. Take it out and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  12. Cut and serve.

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