Ginger-Applesauce Cake

5
(4) 4 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
50
min.
Servings

16 servings

Have you ever had a dessert with creamy, fluffy cream cheese icing that you didn’t like? We didn’t think so. This spice cake is no exception. It’s all about the frosting.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Beat 1/2 cup butter, cake mix, eggs and applesauce in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped ginger. Pour into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 45 to 50 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining butter in separate large bowl with mixer until blended. Add vanilla and ground ginger; mix well. Gradually beat in powdered sugar; spread onto cake. Garnish with remaining chopped ginger.

Size Wise

Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind.

Variation

Prepare as directed, using a 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan, and reducing the baking time to 35 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 min. Invert onto wire rack; remove pan. Cool cake completely. Frost as directed.

How to Store

Keep frosted cake refrigerated.

Servings

  • 16 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 16 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total fat 17g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 49g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 37g
Protein 3g
   
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • aunwin | Fri, Oct 12 2012 12:27 AM

    Made this for a party and it was the first dessert to go! I did have a hard time finding the candied ginger but it was worth it.

  • MissyFlorida46 | Sun, Jun 26 2011 7:34 PM

    Excellent recipe. Easy to use directions and the cake was moist and delicious. I cannot wait to make it again!

  • Ravenhawke | Sat, Nov 20 2010 3:03 PM

    This is a terrific recipe

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