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Book Club Dessert Recipe

Tonight is Book Club night and we are to bring dessert. In honor of fall, I decided to make Applesauce Spice Cake. I was inspired by a recipe found on Cherry Hill Cottage but mine is slightly different.

Excuse the date on the pictures... I put in fresh batteries and forgot to enter in the current date!

Applesauce Spice Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t cloves
1/2 t nutmeg
3 eggs
1/2 c oil (did you notice the antique measuring cup? It belonged to my grandmother!)
1 1/4 c applesauce
1/2 c chopped nuts (I used black walnuts that my FIL gave me!)

Blend all ingredients together in a mixing bowl by beating on medium for 2 minutes. Scrape bowl and beat 30 seconds more. Pour into 2 round pans that have been prepared with shortening and flour. Bake at 350 for 38-40 minutes. Let cool. Frost with your favorite vanilla frosting to which 1/2 t cinnamon has been added.

I used unsweetened applesauce since the cake mix is already sweetened. This makes a rich cake that only needs frosting in the middle and on top!

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  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Looks delicious, Terri! How are you feeling?

  2. Very fall and I bet very tasty!! Looks great.

  3. Oh yummmmm, that cake sure looks delicious and I can just imagine how wonderfully it smelled while it was baking! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us. Love the way you added the ribbon around the cake!! xoxo

  4. That looks like the perfect recipe for a chilly day and a cup of warm tea or coffee!! Yum. Gonna save that it for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful week.

  5. Your cake looks delicious and what a great way to bribe people to read books. :)

    I have a measuring cup just like yours. I like that it doesn't have metric on it and that it has 3 spouts.

  6. Yummy! You even decorated it so Fall like, nice!

  7. Oh Yummy! Looks so good I nearly licked the screen!

  8. I just commented here once but it's not showing up so if you get 2 comments from me today..lucky you!! hahaha...
    This cake looks so good. I will try it really soon. It looks so cute with the bow....
    I noticed the vintage cup when I first looked at the photo...
    hugs, bj

  9. Anonymous2:49 PM

    Be still my heart. . . .

  10. I hope you saved a piece for me!

  11. Pretty to look at and delicious to eat...perfect combo!

    Hey Terri...how are you feeling?? I have been worried.

    I just saw the pictures of BOTH doggies on Ashley's site! What sweet babies, and so lucky too! Hugs to you all.


  12. Looks yummy! Love the plate, too...

  13. That cake screams fall! Yum!!!

    Hope you are feeling better...I'll check in when we return from a few days in the mountains...doing nothing! Sorry...just had to say it. I am a little bit excited...

    Becky K.


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