Spiced Applesauce Pecan Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Even though Applesauce Cake Day has already passed us by, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a moist and fruity cake all year round. This spiced applesauce pecan cake recipe is packed full of great flavors and even features a decadently rich and creamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. You can whip up this delicious recipe with a couple ingredients from Hickory Farms. It’s sure to be a hit at your next family gathering!

spiced applesauce pecan cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
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Bake the cake

Start by getting your oven ready by preheating it to 350 degrees. Meanwhile, grease a small pan with butter or line it with parchment paper.

cake mixer with spiced applesauce dough
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Next, combine some butter, a dash of vanilla and a scoop of brown sugar into a stand mixer. You want your butter to be whipped and airy. Then, add in your eggs and some apple sauce. After everything is mixed together, reduce the speed of your mixer and slowly add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and a variety of spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, or whatever other spices you prefer.

spiced applesauce cake in pan
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Once your batter is thoroughly stirred, chop up a handful of our mixed nuts and throw them into the mix. Add your batter to the prepared pan and place in your preheated oven. Then, bake until your cake is nice and golden brown.

frosted spiced applesauce cake
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Add the finishing touches for a Spiced Applesauce Pecan Cake

No cake is complete without a decadent frosting. Simply combine cream cheese, butter and a bit of vanilla in a mixer until the frosting is nice and fluffy. Then, finish by adding powdered sugar and cinnamon.

sliced spiced applesauce cake
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Once your cake is cool, spread your frosting over the entire surface of the cake, making sure to cover the sides well. For extra texture, top the frosting with more chopped nuts.
Hickory Farms Finest Mixed Nuts Tin

With this delicious recipe and a couple of essential ingredients from Hickory Farms’ Our Finest Mixed Nuts Gift Tin, which features a mixture of almonds, cashew and pecans – you’ll be able to enjoy this delicious applesauce cake all year long.

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