Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Whole Wheat Applesauce Loaf Cake

It's finally cloudy and raining here in Seattle. I'm embracing it, which means lots of Netflix and sweatpants. Fall weather also means baking. 

Latest favorite? The whole wheat applesauce loaf cake from Eat, Live, Run

Cake ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Frosting ingredients:
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
To Make:

1) Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9"x5" loaf pan. 
2) Using an electric mixer, beat together the sugar and butter until smooth. Then stir in the egg and vanilla extract.
3) Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg). Add to the other ingredients along with the applesauce.  
4) Spread in the loaf pan using a spatula to smooth. Bake in oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out smooth. 
5) To make the frosting, beat all the ingredients together until smooth. Once the loaf is cool spread the frosting and serve! Enjoy!

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