Applesauce Spice Cake: The Old Hen (Guest Post)

I’m so excited to present to you one of my Twitter friends whom I also know IRL (that’s Twitter-speak for In Real Life).

Deanna, owner of The Old Hen B&B, will be on air October 27th in a new show called “My Family Recipe Rocks” with Joey Fatone on the Live Well Network. Check your local listings here.

This is the only place you will get this recipe for a few weeks. Let me know what you think!

And without further adieu…

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. Let the leaves fall as they may…

Applesauce Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

APPLESAUCE SPICE CAKE INGREDIENTS:

  • 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.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 16 ounces butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 dashes 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.

About Deanna Morauski:

You can see Deanna on Joey Fatone’s new show “My Family Recipe Rocks” on the Live Well Network this month on October 27th. She will be making four scrumptious recipes throughout an entire episode filmed at her B&B, The Old Hen. Follow along on her Facebook page or on Twitter for updates .

Deanna’s love for baking and cooking began as she sat upon a baker’s stool as a little girl. Her love for people grew in the midst of church potlucks. She expresses her loves today creatively through speaking, writing for her foodie blog, television appearances as well as hosting guests, including celebrities, at her inn, The Old Hen Bed & Breakfast in Snoqualmie Valley, Washington.
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