Easy Apple Spice Cake

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a very quick and delicious apple spice cake that only requires one pan and one bowl. Try it out and I think you'll be impressed.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 2 1/2 cups (315gg) plain flour
    • 1 3/4 cups (400g) white sugar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb 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
    • 125g butter
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
    • 1 1/2 cups apple sauce
    • 2 eggs
    • 3/4 cup (90g) chopped walnuts
    • 65g butter
    • 1 cup (125g) chopped pecans
    • 4 cups (560g) icing sugar
    • 125g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Sift flour, white sugar, soda, salt, baking powder and spices into a large mixing bowl. Mix in 125g butter or margarine, buttermilk and apple sauce. 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 20x30cm pan.
    2. Bake at 180 degrees C for 50 minutes.
    3. Mix icing sugar, cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Melt 65g butter over medium heat and add 1 cup chopped pecans. Keep stirring until browned. Stir cooled pecans into cream cheese mixture. Ice the cooled cake.

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    This is a great recipe because it's easy AND it's good! I always cut the amount of sugar in cakes, and cut this to 1 cup sugar only and it was fine (unless you have a very sweet tooth). I made it first with too much applesauce (to finish the jar I had), and it came out way too dense although my children loved it. When I made it a second time with the right amount of applesauce, the consistency was pefect. I also sprinkled the top with a sugar and cinnamon mixture before it baked and it made the cake look nice without any frosting.  -  06 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    WONDERFUL!! Quick, easy, moist and delicious. I cut the recipe in half -cooking for one- and used an 8" sq pan, baked for 40 min, but next time I'll probably use the full recipe and freeze half. I used a simple vanilla glaze and spread over a still warm cake. Even had some for breakfast this morning- after all it does contain fruit.  -  18 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Everyone LOVES this recipe! It alwasy comes out perfectly. May suggest slightly undercook by 1-2 minutes. Great for kids too...the cake itself is not overly sweet, and does not need icing, although is does taste yummy either way. Simple directions, basically...a no fail delicious cake.  -  16 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)