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that's the spice! cake

Recipe by
Lorah Hodges
Corpus Christi, TX

This is a quick way to whip up a spice cake for family and friends. I use 1 cup of apple sauce and 1/2 cup homemade apple butter. The apple butter gives the cake a richer spice taste.

prep time 1 Hr 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For that's the spice! cake

  • 1 box
    spice cake
  • 1 1/2 c
    apple sauce or apple butter
  • 2/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3 large
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • vegetable oil for greasing pan
  • flour for dusting pan
  • powdered sugar for dusting cake

How To Make that's the spice! cake

  • 1
    Place a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees G Grease a Bundt pan with vegetable oil and dust the pan with flour. Shake the excess flour from the pan, and set it aside.
  • 2
    Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend with an electric mixer on low speed until the ingredients are just combined, 30 seconds. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat until smooth, 1 to 1½ minutes. With a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Pour the batter into the pan, and place the pan in the oven.
  • 3
    Bake the cake until the top springs back when lightly pressed with a finger, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven to cool 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the pan, shake the pan gently to loosen the cake, and invert onto a rack to cool.
  • 4
    After cake has cooled, sift a bit of confectioners’ sugar over the top