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Apple Spice Tube Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Makes

12 servings

This applesauce bundt cake is perfect for the autumn season. Not too sweet and not too heavy, the moist bundt cake has a mild fruit flavor and a pleasant spice level. —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple
  • BROWN SUGAR GLAZE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugars and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, nutmeg and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating well after each addition. Stir in the pecans and apple.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 9- or 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For glaze, in a heavy saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over low heat. Stir in cream. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; whisk in sugar and vanilla until smooth, about 1 minute. Pour over cake; immediately sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 444 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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