June 6 is National Applesauce Cake Day so Happy National Applesauce Cake Day …
By the way, I’m also celebrating another great occasion. I’m finally out of the hotel and into an apartment with an oven so baking has resumed!!! Now granted, it’s a teeny tiny apartment that is way smaller than I need but it is temporary and I really needed to get out of that cramped hotel room. The extended stay hotel I was in (you can check it out here, if so inclined) was about 295 square feet so it makes this 800 square foot apartment feel quite spacious (for a day or two, anyway) :)
Anyway, there’s no room for all of my kitchen stuff that’s in storage but at least I can cook/bake some simple things. This applesauce cake was a great first go since I don’t have my stand mixer (to cream butter/sugar or make heavy batters) or lots of pans or props. It truly was hilarious trying to make this cake with just a few basics. I only had one measuring cup and spoon so I had to “guess-timate” portions. I did have a tiny whisk that I was able to “sift” my dry ingredients with … in a saucier pan :)
Then I had to bake my cake in a bread pan because it’s all I could find. Obviously, this recipe was quite forgiving but it turned out amazing. Quite surprising being that I don’t know how my new oven works and it kept turning off so I was pretty much checking this silly cake every five minutes for doneness. No toothpicks so I had to eyeball. The hubs was in the living room, only a mere few feet away, and saying that he hoped it would turn out. I know the tone in his voice … He didn’t expect it to work.
Well, honestly, I didn’t expect it to work out either but it did.
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup low carb sugar substitute
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1-1/4 unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare baking dish with oil or butter (I used a basic loaf pan).
- Whisk together dry ingredients (flour, baking pwd, baking soda, salt, cinnamon).
- Whisk together wet ingredients (eggs, sugar, applesauce, vanilla).
- Combine wet into dry and mix well.
- Pour into prepared baking dish.
- Bake for about 50 minutes.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com.
I basically took a recipe from AllRecipes.com and just halved it, decreased the fat, upped the applesauce and tried to decrease the carbs a little by using a little whole wheat flour and sucralose. Both the hubs and I felt the cake was a little sweet so next time I make it, I’ll probably decrease the sweetener. I could easily tweak this recipe further but there’s no time because my new job is keeping me super busy.
If you get the chance, you may want to check out the Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake that I made last year.