Vanilla Applesauce Cake
Makes 1 (9-inch) cake
  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons (4 grams) ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon (3 grams) kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 grams) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (1 gram) ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (240 grams) unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup (120 grams) whole buttermilk, room temperature
  • ½ cup (112 grams) vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs (100 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) Heilala Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Vanilla Bean Frosting (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper; lightly spray sides of pan with baking spray with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, ginger, and cloves. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, applesauce, buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Pour sugar mixture into flour mixture, and fold until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing top with an offset spatula.
  3. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack. Spread Vanilla Bean Frosting on cooled cake.
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