Old Fashioned Apple Sauce Cake
1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 large egg
1/4 all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
4 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8 inch square baking pan with non stick cooking spray. I also use parchment paper cut to fit the pan. You can also use a
9 inch round springform pan for a prettier presentation.
In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, soda, cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar; set aside. In a large bowl, mix melted butter, applesauce, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir until mixed. Pour into pan.
Make streusel. In a mixing bowl, mix together all dry ingredients then cut in butter. Sprinkle over top of cake. Sprinkle nuts over top of streusel.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool slightly. If using a spring form pan just remove sides of pan and cut into triangles. If using an 8 x 8 pan, just slice from the pan in squares.
Recipe adapted from www.food.com