Friday, January 15, 2010

applesauce cake


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.

8 comments:

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

We call "Bogo Free", "Bog Off" in the UK. "Bog" if you are not aware is a colloquialism for toilet and to tell someone to Bog Off means Get Lost and is a phrase often used by children who are not allowed to swear but can get away with Bog Off.

Just my little piece of UK public service information!

noble pig said...

I ove cinnamon applesause, lol. But this is a greta way to use it up.

Devon said...

I am going vegan for a month and this recipe actually fits the restrictions! I'm glad your bad applesauce incident wasn't in vain. I guess we now know why it was on sale.

Jamie said...

I love applesauce, but I am sooo not a fan of the cinnamon variety! This cake looks fab! :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe same with Sarah above, we call it BOGOF here :) I like using applesauce to substitute butter which doesn't taste too bad! It looks really good!

April said...

It does look delish!

Patty said...

Im not a big cinnomon applesauce fan, but it probably would be good in a cake..yours looks good..I agree whipped cream on top..yummy

Martha said...

I love applesauce too and made a similar recipe for applesauce bar cookies that began with a box of spice cake mix. Everyone loved them. Of course, I spread them with a thin layer of cream cheese - just couldn't resist.