My Todd really loves a spice cake, and this applesauce cake is one of his favourites. He loves apple anything to begin with, but when you combine the flavour of apples in a cake along with the warm baking spices, he is in cake heaven. He would probably rather have an apple pie for sure, but this is a close second on his list of teatime loves.
It's not surprising really . . . this cake is moist and filled with lovely warm flavours . . . cinnamon, ginger, allspice . . . and the surprising addition of black pepper.
It smells like heaven when it is baking . . . it smells like all the comforts of mom, home and apple pie . . . but it's a cake, not a pie. You can hardly wait for it to come out of the oven! But that's not al . . . there's even more deliciousness!
Look at that glorious caramel glaze . . . oh so rich and delicious . . . dripping down and gilding all those lovely spiced crevices and curves! Just like a warm brown sugar fudge . . . like my mom's fudge . . . poured over the cake . . .
This is the perfect weekend cake . . . the cake your family will love. The cake your family will beg you to make again and again. I sure wish I could have a piece . . . sigh . . .
I confess I had a little corner, a tiny smidgen . . . it is the heavendom of delicious cakedom . . . and that eensie peensie tiny morsel was pure bliss. The only way this could get any better is if you topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
*Caramel Glazed Spiced Applesauce Cake*Makes 10 servings
Note, this is neither low sugar nor low fat. Proceed with caution if you are dieting or watching your fat and sugar intake! Boo Hoo! *sniff *sniff