Apple season - what a joy. Although I have no apple trees of my own, I have been enjoying the generous apples given by friends & family. So many interesting varieties from pink & sweet to some tart ones ...
I always skin, peel & lightly stew some chunks & slices to use over the winter because they freeze so well.
I came across this fabulous blog debs dust bunny & she shared her almost-grannys-spiced-applesauce-cake recipe. I had never heard of an applesauce cake but when I read the ingredients, I knew I would like it as it has all those lovely winter spices of cinnamon, ginger & cloves; they combine to fill the house with a comforting, familiar smell.
I also knew that I had some applesauce in the freezer so that was our Sunday treat!
Quick & easy to make (especially as my foodies did it - thanks guys)
Finished & ready on the sideboard for slicing ....
We had run out of cinnamon by the time we made the icing so used allspice instead.
The proof is always in the eating & with cold rainy weather, we couldn't wait for it to cool properly (so the icing started to melt) before tucking in with a cup of tea.
The verdict - it is simply heavenly, something that could easily be served as a pudding if the need arose. It was quick & easy to make & really yummy.
Thanks for sharing your recipe Debs, it is most definitely a 'keeper'
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