Apple Sauce & Cinnamon Donut Cake

How simple ingredients can make for an impressive desert, never cease to amaze me. I always keep applesauce in the freezer, especially when apples are in season. I always buy more than necessary and thus, the need to cook them as not to waste anything. I cook them in a pressure cooker with a cinnamon stick and a few lemon peel stripes. They cook in 10 minutes and use them for the best dessert. We often have it for breakfast with yogurt or as a dessert with a little cookie, an old family tradition. This cake is made in no time and only requires two bowls; one for the liquid and the other for the flour. You could make it in one bowl if you are skillful with a whisk.

2 Tablespoons or butter melted
2 Cups all purpose flour
1 Cup wholewheat flour
1 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
1 /2 Teaspoon baking soda
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (The best is from Ceylon if you can find it)
1 1/2 Cup of sugar
1 Cup Apple Juice or better, apple cider
3/4 Cup Vegetable oil
3/4 Cup apple sauce (unsweetened)
2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
3 Large Eggs at room temperature

Preheat your oven at 180 Celsius – 350 Fahrenheit
Butter and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, sift together both flours, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
In a second bowl, stir in the eggs and mix well. Add the sugar and mix very well, until the sugar has almost dissolved. Add the vanilla, apple cider, apple sauce and mix well. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour and again, using your whisk, mix until you have a liquid mixture with no lump.
Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes. Let the cake cool for 20 minutes.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter – Using a small brush cover the cake with a small layer of butter.
Mix together 1/4 cup of sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the cake. Serve at room temperature.
For a glorious morning, cut a portion with your best cup of coffee and enjoy !

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