National Applesauce Cake Day
We know apples aren‚Äôt vegetables, but they‚Äôre delicious! Aren’t we supposed to eat a balanced diet? A fruitcake with your vegetable cake sounds like a great way of getting a balanced diet. National Applesauce Cake Day celebrates this moist and delicious cake, and all the amazing flavors it contains.
Since colonial times applesauce cake was a staple of American diets. American cookbooks have featured recipes for the cake every since. It gained particular popularity during the 1900’s-1950s. The main ingredients are flour, sugar and applesauce. Spices can be added to suit the individual’s taste. This is the base applesauce cake. However, if you want to add some pizzazz, you can use anything from raisins to chopped nuts.
Applesauce cake is a type, but it can also be used as a base for many other types of cakes. Applesauce cake can also be used to make cupcakes and a applesauce walnut coffeecake. National Applesauce Cake Day gives you the opportunity to let your imagination run wild. These are even more delicious with cream cheese frosting.
Baking your own applesauce cake is the best way to celebrate National Applesauce Cake Day! We have a basic recipe that you can use to start baking, and you can explore other options later!
The recipe is easy. Simply melt the butter with the sugar and then add the applesauce. After the butter has been creamed, add the flour, soda, spices, and fold them in. Prepare your oven for 350F by buttering and flouring an 8in square pan. Bake for 40 minutes after it has reached the right temperature. This recipe can be flavored with walnuts, raisins, or cranberries. Let it cool in the refrigerator for at least two days after it is out of the oven to improve the flavor.