Ending my last post with a little joke on not knowing how to write recipe posts, I did not expect the next one to actually be a recipe. But due to bad time management, underestimating work and wanting to get something out there, I decided to bless you all with this autumn spice cake instead of a DIY.
For many of you, today’s a national holiday (yay, Austria), so I don’t know what a more perfect time for cake would be. Also, there are only five days left to be excited about autumn, because next week on wednesday it’s time to get excited for Christmas – yes, I am one of those people.
The recipe is a very easy one and most ingridients you already have at home or can easily replace with something you find in cupboards. So, is there a reason not to make an autumn spice cake? I don’t think so.
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
185g brown sugar
190g unsweetend applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 handful chopped walnuts
175g cream cheese
150g powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 175°C. Grease your baking pan with butter and lightly dust it with flour; shake out the excess and set it aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and all your spices and set aside.
In another bowl, mix the brown sugar with the vegetable oil and applesauce and mix until everything is well combined (you might want to use an electric stand mixer for this whole step). Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Add one half of the flour-mixture and mix until everything is well combined, then the buttermilk and then the second half of the flour-mixture.
Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and bake the cake for about 30 minutes.
While the cake is in the oven, prepare the cream cheese frosting. Whisk the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until well blended. Put it in the fridge.
Wait until the cake is completely cooled down. You can cut off the top of the cake, so you have a more even surface. Frost it with the cream cheese frosting and sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.
As I said, the cake is really easy and tastes really good. It was actually the first time I made something with cream cheese frosting, and even though it looked ridiculous, it went really well together.
What are your favourite autumnal baked goods? Let me know in the comments.
Love, Jacky N.