Sourdough Applesauce Cake

 

This cake is sweet enough for dessert, but not too sweet to serve as a breakfast coffee cake. Thick homemade applesauce is preferable, but you may use any applesauce you have on hand. 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened plus additional butter for greasing pan
  • 1 cup rapadura or other whole cane sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh sourdough starter
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup sprouted grain flour or unbleached white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (preferably soaked and dried)
  • 1/2 cup raisins

 

Instructions:

  1. Prepare a 9x13-inch glass baking pan by buttering sides and bottom well. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. In a small bowl, measure dry ingredients together, except nuts and raisins.
  3. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until well mixed. Stir in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla, sourdough starter, and applesauce; mix well.
  4. Add flour to sourdough mixture, a little at a time, until thoroughly blended. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes, until top springs back when pressed lightly or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely and frost with a cream cheese icing or serve plain.

 

Easy Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1 cup cream cheese (or one 8-ounce package)
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup honey

 

Beat ingredients together and spread on cooled cake.

 

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