Looking for a new healthy holiday dessert? This Applesauce Spice Cake has a delicious, spicy aroma and taste. It has less sugar and fat, and more fiber than most desserts. Treat it like a coffee cake to be served for brunch or for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dab of whipped cream. It is very easy to make, too.
Applesauce Spice Cake
1 cup applesauce
¾ c brown sugar or 1 c brown sugar if the applesauce is unsweetened
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
Sift these dry ingredients and add them to the applesauce mixture:
2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Add finally add to the mixture:
½ c raisins
½ c chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)
Grease a small rectangular cake pan or 9” round pan. Spoon batter into it. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. When cool, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. Keeps well.