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Applesauce Spice Cake

Martha adapted this recipe from one in her first book, Entertaining.

  • servings: 12
Photography: Bryan Gardner

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup firmly packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 1/2 cup currants
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 2/3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup thick applesauce, warmed

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12-cup nonstick Bundt pan. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add eggs and beat well.

  2. Step 2

    Combine the raisins, currants, and walnuts in a small bowl. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of flour and toss to coat to prevent sinking during baking. Whisk remaining flour with other dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture alternating with applesauce. Reduce to low speed and beat in raisins, currants, and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 60 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Remove from oven and let cool in pan 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Source
Martha Bakes

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