Grandmas Apple Cake Is Easier than Pie!
Grandmas Apple Cake Ingredients:
1-2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all- purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups chopped and peeled tart apples (I use Macintosh)(about 3 medium apples)
1/2 cup pecans
Apple Cake Frosting Ingredients:
4 ounces cream cheese
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1) In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; add to the applesauce mixture and beat until combined. Fold in apples and pecans.
2) Transfer to a 13-inch X 9-inch baking dish coated with a nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool cake on a wire rack.
3) For frosting, combine cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a small mixing bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar (mixture will be soft). Spread over cooled cake.