A month ago, I bought  way too many apples at the farmers market. They were so unbelievably red and fresh  that I got a little carried away…lol. I do love fruits…hehe Smile with tongue out

Since I couldn’t finish all of those apples within a week, I made some applesauce and froze it to use later.

I was going through my family recipe book and I found another “delish”  cake recipe. My mom and I used to find this recipe quite versatile.

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We have used it to make banana cake, pear sauce cake and even applesauce cake. The cake comes out moist and tasty each time!

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Here are the ingredients:

1 1/2 cups sweetened applesauce 1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups all- purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup full cream milk 
2 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon powder (use  more or less depending on your preference)
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (whichever you like more)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda

A few notes:

- My family is not too fond of nuts. but, you can add 1/3 cups of chopped walnuts if you like.
- If you want to make banana or pear sauce cake, substitute applesauce with 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas or 1 1/2 cups of pear sauce.

Here are the instructions:

Step 1:
Add all of your dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder) in a deep bowl. Mix with a spoon.

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Step 2:
Now, add all of your wet ingredients (eggs, butter, milk, extract, applesauce).

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Step 3:
Mix everything with a beater until everything is well-blended. At this point, you can stir in nuts if you want.

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Step 4:
Pour into greased pans. I used the mini Wilton ones that I talked about here.

If you are using a larger pan ( 8 inch or 10 inch pan), bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. For mini ones like these, about 30 minutes is sufficient.

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  All  baked… mmmmmm…. so moist.

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Now, the best part: Time to decorate!

Fill a bag with white buttercream icing and :

- Use Wilton tip 14 for the small shell border around the top of the cake.

- Use Wilton tip 21 for the big shell border at the base of the cake.

- Use Wilton tip 1M (my favorite tip!!!) for the big swirl in the center.

- Use Wilton tip 3 for random dots around the plate and on the cake.

- Top off the cake with a single blueberry and a few mint leaves.

Voila! Another easy way to decorate a cake and all you had to do was use a single decorating bag and just change tips. Easy…right ? Smile

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Hope you try out this yummy treat  Smile