Applesauce Spice Cake


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 12


For applesauce spice cake:

1 (16.5-ounce) box Food Club Spice Deluxe Cake Mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup Food Club Unsweetened Applesauce

1 teaspoon Food Club Vanilla Extract

1 cup Food Club Pecan Chips


For cream cheese frosting:

2 (8-ounce) blocks Food Club Original Cream Cheese, at room temperature

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

4-1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons Food Club Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


For applesauce spice cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, applesauce and vanilla extract on medium speed for 2 minutes, until completely combined. Gently stir in the chopped pecans.
  3. Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set the pans on a wire cooling rack and allow the cakes to cool completely.

For cream cheese frosting:

  1. Using a mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until combined. Place a layer of cake on a serving plate and spread the frosting evenly over the top. Add the second layer of cake, and spread the frosting over the top and sides of the cake.