Cinnamon Apple Cake


This week's recipe is submitted by Barb Petri

Cinnamon Apple Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
2 tsps. cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup chopped peeled apples
1/3 cup chopped black walnuts, optional vegetable cooking spray

For icing:
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. butter flavoring

Combine flour, salt, baking powder, soda and cinnamon;set aside In large mixer bowl, beat together margarine and 1 cup brown sugar, mixing until thoroughly combined.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Continue beating on medium-high speed about two minutes longer or until light and fluffy.

Stir in vanilla, applesauce, apples and walnuts. Add flour mixture, stirring until thoroughly combined.

Spread evenly in 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes and remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

For icing, combine brown sugar and applesauce in small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.

Continue cooking and stirring 2 minutes longer.

Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar and butter flavoring.

Drizzle over cake. Store cake in covered container. Makes 8 servings.

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