Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 249: Applesauce Pear Cake

Yield: 1 8inch square cake
Time (Start to Finish): 1 hour

1 ½ cup flour
¾ tsp baking soda
pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
4 oz butter, soft
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
¾ cup applesauce
¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 pear, sliced and chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. In a mixer, combine the butter and the sugar until smooth
3. Add the vanilla and the eggs
4. Combine the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg and add to the mixture. Mix until halfway incorporated
5. Add the applesauce and mix until combined
6. Mix with a spatula the pear pieces and the nuts until combined and then pour into a greased 8 inch square pan
7. Bake about 45 min until a knife comes out clean
8. You can make a frosting or just leave as is and serve.

Rating: 4.5 strawberries
Notes: The pear really makes this dish. I know it is a cake, but it easily can be a breakfast loaf! The pear chunks make it tasty, and the spices make is sweet. You can even add pumpkin pie spice, which I almost did. We kept this in the house and Alley had her family here. I hope everyone scarfed on it! Cakes like this are quick and easy. Its nice having things that just use 2 bowls! Its good right out of the oven, or a couple days later! You can use chunky or smooth applesauce.

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