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Spiced Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Ingredients

For cake
  • 2 cups (8 3/4 ounces or 250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 grams) salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon (2 grams) cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick (4 ounces or 113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (7 3/4 ounces or 218 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 13 ounces or 365 grams) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup (about 1 3/4 ounces or 50 grams) walnuts (optional), toasted, cooled, and chopped
For frosting
  • 5 ounces (142 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces or 42 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (4 ounces or 120 grams) confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 (1 teaspoon) teaspoon cinnamon
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