AppleButter Spice Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

AppleButter Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice or mace
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups apple butter or applesauce
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg together into a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple butter, and oil. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir gently until completely combined.

    Grease four 9-inch round cake pans. Divide the batter evenly among the pans. Set two pans each on separate cookie sheets. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup (8 oz) cream cheese
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 lb confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream
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