I treasure my years in a small southern town. Friends would drop in daily to chat, have coffee and a slice of one of my mom’s delicious homemade cakes.
This Holiday Chocolate Spice Cake is one of my favorites made around holiday time. It’s an unusual cake made extra moist with applesauce, chocked full of dates and nuts, and seasoned with fall’s favorite spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
I like it frosted with chocolate, but this bundt cake is equally good with a cream cheese or caramel frosting. Try one for your Thanksgiving or Christmas celebration.
Holiday Chocolate Spice Cake
Melt the chocolate in a little of the applesauce. Set aside to cool. Cream the sugar and butter until mixed well. Add the egg, remaining applesauce and chocolate to the butter mixture. Mix the flour and spices and gently fold into the batter. Add the soda and water and mix well. Stir in the dates and nuts. Pour into a large tube or bundt pan that has been prepared with baking spray or greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees until done, about 50 to 60 minutes. When cool, frost with your favorite cream cheese, caramel or chocolate frosting.
Easy Chocolate Frosting
Melt the butter in a saucepan. While melting, add the cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Sift in the confectioner’s sugar, mixing until easily spread. Frost cake.
Tell Me: Do you have a favorite cake to eat during the holiday season?