When I had my apple tree, I enjoyed constantly experimenting with new recipes to take advantage of my crop. During the apple season that delicious scent of cinnamon and apples baking or stewing on the stove would always be present at my house. A particular favorite recipe was this unusual applesauce cake of mine that I want to share with you today called my Applesauce Surprise Cake.
What makes this cake so unique is the surprise ingredient of grated carrots to those fragrant spices and the applesauce, which gives this bundt cake more moistness and added natural sweetness for a spectacular tasting cake that is easy to prepare, healthier with just a mere one-fourth cup of canola oil, and has fewer calories than typical applesauce cakes.
This cake does not need any icing or sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar to complete it. It is just fine served plain.
I hope you try my cake because it is awesome–and meant to be shared!
Do check out my No-Fail Applesauce Cake as well. This recipe makes an excellent sheet cake with raisins and chopped nuts.
Applesauce Surprise Cake
2 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda, leveled
1-1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of applesauce
1/4 cup of canola oil
3 large eggs
3 cups of coarsely grated, peeled carrots
Sift all your dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl (flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt).
Add the applesauce, oil, and vanilla and stir in next to blend well.
Add the eggs, one at a time next, to those moistened ingredients. This will be a thick batter.
Beat your batter until it is smooth, then stir in the carrots and mix well.
Pour the batter into your greased bundt cake or tube pan.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 1 hour and 7-10 minutes or so. (This really depends on how your oven temperature is
Use a cake tester or a slender knife inserted in the center to test if anything sticks.
Cool the pan for at least minutes before attempting to remove it. Taking out a hot cake too soon from the pan will
cause it to break in pieces.
Feel free to ice with your favorite cream cheese or white creamy frosting or serve plain.