Monday, 14 October 2013

Applesauce cake



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'

Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated
Dee ~♥~

8 comments:

  1. Looks real yummy! I will have to try it!! Kathy <3

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    1. Hiya Kathy - you must definitely try this recipe - it is real comforting, cooler weather food! Your lovely Stone Cottage gets a mention in the previous post on apples xx

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  2. WoW Dee - your cake looks divine! Thanks for giving it a try. It's such a pleasure to share this seasonal treat with you and your readers.

    Thanks again,
    Debs X

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    1. Thanks for visiting Debs - always nice to find a new blog I really enjoy & someone who visits the same places -Bridport!

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  3. Love the candle light photo! Thanks for the recipe.....love all things apple!

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    1. Thanks Lynda - so you use more candles in Winter too? I find candle light so restful Do tell if you make the cake too ....

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  4. Lovely pics as always! going to try the recipe. thankyou!

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    1. Thanks my dear - I hope you will try the recipe too & let me know how it turned out for you. I am sure it will be a great favourite! xx

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