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Allspice Applesauce Cake #TheCakeSliceBakers

Here we are the October 2021 edition of the Cake Slice Bakers. For 2021; we are baking from Little Everyday Cakes: 50+ Perfectly Proportioned Confections to Enjoy Any Day of the Week by Candace Floyd.* I can't believe that we're already halfway through the year. In many ways 2020 dragged on as the shelter-in-place orders continued month after month; on the other hand, it was a completely blur because there weren't milestones to mark the passage of time.

In this group, we are given a selection of three cake recipes. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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The Cake Slice Bakers also have a new Facebook group called The Cake Slice Bakers and Friends. This group is perfect for those who do not have a blog but want to join in the fun and bake through this book. Our choices for October  2021 were ~ 

Allspice Applesauce Cake

Allspice Applesauce Cake 

Since the star of this cake is applesauce, I went apple-picking and made my own sauce!

Tart apples with whole cinnamon sticks and a knob of fresh ginger! It's a delicious way to start a cake, right?

Ingredients serves 8

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice plus a little more for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup organic granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup organic dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (homemade if you have it!) plus more for serving
  • 1/3 cup oil (I used olive oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla paste (or extract)
  • Optional: whipped cream and ice cream for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter or grease a baking dish. I used an 8" x 8" square pan.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt, allspice, and ginger in a medium mixing bowl.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the gg and sugars until lightened. Add in the applesauce, oil, and vanilla paste. Beat until well-blended. Fold in the dry ingredients and spoon the batter into the prepared pan.

Place in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let the cake cool  completely before serving. Serve with whipped cream and ice cream, if desired. Dust the whipped cream with more allspice.

That's a wrap for the October #TheCakeSliceBakers. We'll be back next month with more baked goodies to tempt you ahead of the holidays. Stay tuned.


  1. Um...YUM! I want to come over for a slice! And how fun that it was made with apples that you picked!

  2. I have a bushel of apples I need to get moving on here. Your applesauce sounds wonderful.

  3. Jealous of your apples! And homemade applesauce! Yum!

  4. Unfortunately apple picking is something I will never get to experience where I live - all our apples are shipped in. I love apple and ginger together, so I will just have to make the apple sauce from store-bought Granny-Smiths. Your cake looks so good.


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