Sorry for my sporadic posting recently. This was finals week and I was BEYOND busy. I feel like I have spent zero time at home, but it is all finally over. Hello Christmas break! Time for baking, spending time with family, and relaxing!
I actually made this bread a while back, but haven’t had a chance to post about it. As part of my fall baking, I made some homemade slow cooker applesauce. We ate some of it, but the recipe made a lot, so I decided to use it for baking.
I shared this bread with my dad and other coworkers and they seemed to like it. The spices make it such a great fall bread (but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until next fall to try it out!).
I LOOOVVE bread! 🙂
Applesauce Spice Bread
– 1 stick butter
– 1/2 c white sugar
– 3/4 c light brown sugar, packed
– 2 eggs at room temperature
– a mix of 1 cup applesauce with 1 1/2 t baking soda
– 2 c cake flour or all purpose flour
– 1/2 t salt
– 2 t ground cardamom or cinnamon
– 1/2 t grated nutmeg
– 1/2 t ground ginger
– 1/4 t ground cloves
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly butter a bread pan. Line it with wax paper or parchment paper, then butter and flour it.
Cream the butter with the 2 sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping down the sides in between additions, then stir in the applesauce mix. Stir the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then add them to the butter mix and stir just enough to combine well.
Turn into the pan and bake in the top third of the oven until firm and a cake tester comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Let cool in the pan 5 minutes, then carefully turn out onto a rack to finish cooling.