Spiced Apple Harvest Cake Delight

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Indulge in the warmth of autumn with our delectable Spiced Apple Harvest Cake Delight. Bursting with the rich flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, this moist and irresistible treat is not just a dessert—it’s a celebration. Perfect for potlucks, family gatherings, fall parties, and festive occasions, this easy-to-make recipe promises a delightful journey through the essence of the season.

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease/flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves.
  3. In a large bowl, combine applesauce, eggs, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in the optional walnuts or pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. Allow the cake to cool on a wire rack.
  6. Using a stand mixer or a hand-held electric mixer, beat together butter, cream cheese, cinnamon, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until well combined. Spread the frosting on the fully-cooled cake.
  7. Refrigerate the cake due to the cream cheese frosting.

Conclusion:

This Spiced Apple Harvest Cake Delight not only fills your home with the comforting aroma of fall spices but also elevates your dessert game. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, making it the perfect centerpiece for your gatherings. With its easy preparation and heavenly taste, this recipe guarantees smiles and satisfied taste buds. Embrace the spirit of the season and treat yourself to this delicious slice of autumnal joy.

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