There is more to eating apples than just keeping the doctor away. For one, they make delectable desserts. Applesauce, the sweet puree from the fruit, makes a fine ingredient when creating one of America’s classic baked goods. Tree Classics features four recipes that add a new twist to the all-time favorite applesauce cake.
Spiced Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Sometimes the best recipes are discovered by accident. Marissa Baker came up with this applesauce cake with a delectable cinnamon cream cheese frosting after getting a “scorched” taste out of their homemade applesauce. She decided to bake with it and the result is this scrumptious spiced cake.
Adding a little bit of cinnamon to your applesauce cake will help improve your overall health. Studies show that, aside from making food taste better, cinnamon regulates blood sugar level, making it an ideal choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. Cinnamon is also known to limit the risk of heart diseases because it reduces bad cholesterol in the body.
Gluten-free Applesauce Crumb Cake with Cinnamon
If you’re craving for some apple pie but are afraid to ruin your gluten-free diet, then this crumb cake by Karina Allrich is just the thing for you. People who are gluten-intolerant can replace wheat flour with sorghum flour for baking. Sorghum is known to have high levels of protein and fiber, but is gluten-free. Mix it with some potato starch to make sure that your dough rises evenly. Most health food stores already sell sorghum flour but if you’re having trouble finding one near your place, you can also buy some from Bob’s Red Mill.
Blueberry Applesauce Cake
One great thing about apples is that they go well with just about any other fruit. For this scrumptious cake by Chef Kelley, the sweetness of the applesauce is matched with the tang of blueberries, making one excellent summer treat. Just like apples, blueberries are rich in immunity-boosting vitamin C. They are also great as antioxidants since they help produce enzymes that fight free radicals in the body.
Apricot Applesauce Cake with Apricot Glaze
Apples and apricots are like two peas in a pod. Both originally came from the same region in Asia Minor, both have equally high amounts of fiber and vitamin C, and both trees bear fruit during the summer. So it’s no wonder this apricot applesauce cake with apricot glaze from Violet’s Buds is so mouth-watering. The fresh taste of the two fruits blends well together.
Studies show that fresh apricots are rich in a substance called zea-xanthin, which helps protect the eyes from damage due to too much light exposure. Adding a few slices to dishes and pastries is a fine way to stay healthy over time.
There are other ways you can enjoy the delightful taste of applesauce cakes. Paired it with the right spice and summer fruits, one slice takes on a whole new flavor. This summer, try out new recipes that give this all-American favorite a new age of decadence.