Thursday, November 20, 2008

Spice Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

I got this recipe from "my muffin thursdays" it is really good. A great moist cake for the holidays.

Apple Spice Cake
1/2c butter (you can use margarine here, but I don't usually)
2c sugar
2 eggs
1c applesauce
2 apples, peeled, cored, and grated
2-3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2tsp cloves ( I only used 1/4 tsp)
1 1/2tsp baking soda
1/4tsp baking powder
1 1/2tsp salt
2 1/4c flour

Cream butter and sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time till well incorporated. Stir in applesauce, apples, and spices till combined. Sift in cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir till all dry ingredients are moist. Don't overmix. Pour into a 9" x 13" baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray or buttered.

Bake at 375 30-40 minutes or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve with buttermilk syrup.

Buttermilk Syrup
1/2c butter
3/4c buttermilk
2 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 1/2c sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla

In a large pot, combine butter, buttermilk, corn syrup, sugar, and baking soda. Stir and bring to a boil. Boil 7 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Allow bubbles to settle a bit, then stir in vanilla. Serve warm.

***IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY ADD THE VANILLA WITH THE OTHER INGREDIENTS: don't worry. The vanilla will actually pretty much cook off during the boiling, so just add another 1-2 tsp after it comes off the heat.

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