Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese FrostingGourmet

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We don’t know exactly what’s going to happen to Gourmet‘s gorgeous, gorgeous website now that the magazine is closing. But we’re getting our fix while we can, and this easy applesauce cake looks like the perfect weekend treat.

There are times when we want to break out the round cake pans and our offset spatula and make a frosted layer cake. Then there are times where we want the ease of a cake that bakes in one pan and doesn’t require a lot of fuss.

This looks like that kind of cake.

You bake it in a square cake or brownie pan, turn it out, then slap on a simple cream cheese frosting (with a hint of cinnamon- yum). It’s got all the flavors we’re craving right now—apples, nuts, spices, and brown sugar.

What are you baking this weekend? Anyone making something sweet?

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