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Friday, January 15, 2010
so, the other day my local grocery store had little cups of applesauce on sale bogo free. i grabbed cinnamon, everyone loves cinnamon, cinnamon toast, cinnamon poptarts, cinnamon snickerdoodles, right? wrong! too cinnamon-y, too sweet, it smells, it's good for you, ick, gag, i would rather have a sharp stick in the eye than eat that. hey, i would rather have a pap smear that listen to your complaints. oh, i'm sorry, did i say that? anyway, now i am stuck with tubs of taboo applesauce. what to do? i know the whole, if life give you lemons scenario, but what about applesauce?
oh, oh, i know, you make cake. so i went a looking for a recipe and found this one courtesy of cooking light. right off i know i didn't want the icing, although it looked good, we don't need it. the cake, just a few changes, i skipped the pecans(didn't have any) and added only one teaspoon of cinnamon since my applesauce was what? cinnamon, that's right, unnatural cinnamon. i used four of those little cups. oh, it is not a typo, there are no eggs in this cake. the batter is thick like cookie dough, so you need to spoon it into your pan(i used a 9x13) and smooth out the top. guess what? it is delicious! my family loved it. it was moist, dense, not too sweet, not too spicy. i do wish i had some whipped cream for the top, but we don't need that either. i also think walnuts would be way better than pecans, ain't got nun. overall, this is a great, quick, go to applesauce cake. i would recommend whipping one up today. enjoy.