Happy national applesauce cake day!
Here at Logic, we are a firm believer that balance is key and when it comes to national cake day it would be rude to not! Not only that, it has apple in it so that's one of our 5 a day... ish!
In all seriousness, it is really important that you do not deprive yourself of the odd treat. Deprivation leads to binging which can knock confidence massively. Balance is always key! Yes, for most of the time you should be eating good wholesome foods, but every now and then, if you fancy a slice of cake, what's the harm?
Getting back on track, applesauce cake... yum! It dates back to colonial times and is celebrated annually on the 6th June. This type of cake tends to be moister than usual due to the liquid content, however using a chunkier apple sauce can make the cake less moist.
So without further a due...
200g caster sugar
250g chilled apple sauce
250g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
60g chopped walnuts
Cream butter with sugar. Add apple sauce; beat well. Stir in flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices. Add nuts and raisins.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 20cm square tin. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Serve warm.