Being blessed with several containers of applesauce,
I went in search of an easy applesauce cake or bread recipe.
I’m all about easy and quick recipes.
I like to know there’s something yummy baking in the oven
while I’m surfing the web or working on my
ever-growing pile of laundry,
but I don’t want to spend a lot of time
on a recipe with tons of ingredients that I probably
don’t have anyway.
Yesterday the girls and my hubby went sledding (again!)
and so I decided to use up some of the applesauce
I’d been blessed with. I thought it’d be nice to
come home to a cozy warm house smelling of sugar and cinnamon.
I found an easy recipe and tweaked it according to my preferences.
The result was wonderful!
(That’s right – no eggs!)
Quick. Simple. Easy.
Here’s my version. Make it soon!
Glazed Applesauce Pecan Snack Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
pecan pieces, optional
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease and flour a 9 inch square baking dish. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl or with a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve baking soda into applesauce and mix into creamed butter. Add flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
Pour batter into prepared dish. Sprinkle pecan pieces over cake batter. Bake at 350º for 30 -40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T milk
2 T melted butter
Mix together and drizzle over slightly cooled cake.
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