Today I felt like making something simple and homey.
Applesauce Spice Bundt Cake
3 cups all purpose flour (I used White Lily)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup granulated sugar, packed
2 cups applesauce
1 cup coarsely chopped and toasted pecans
1 cup golden raisins (optional)
Confectioner’s Sugar for dusting top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If using a black bundt cake pan, preheat to 325 degrees F. Spray a 10 inch (12 cup) bundt pan with Pam for Baking or another good flour-added cooking spray.
Stir together flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and both sugars. Beat on high until creamy. Beat in egg. Stir in applesauce. By hand, stir in flour mixture until it is fully incorporated. Stir in pecans and raisins (if using).
Pour into bundt pan and bake cake until it is done. This should take anywhere from 60 to 70 minutes. To test for doneness, poke a wooden skewere or toothpick in cake. If it comes out clean, it is done.
Let it cool in pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then turn from pan and let cool completely. Before serving, sift confectioners’ sugar over top.