Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
Cool Time: 1-2 hours
Make Again: Yes
Recipe Source: Cook's Illustrated (September 2006)
(Find the recipe here: http://www.crumblycookie.net/2009/10/02/applesauce-snack-cake/)
This is a really nice, not too sweet cake. "Snack" cake is a good word for it.
I give it a "-" only because it is a little bit more work than you might think a snack cake should be. You have to cook dried apples in apple cider (or juice) until the juice evaporates. That took about 25 minutes. I was able to prep all other ingredient during that time, but I still had to wait. You are supposed to let the apples come to room temperature before mixing in a food processor with applesauce, but I did not do that. I mixed it with the cold applesauce and it ended up about room temperature.
I forgot the vanilla, but it still tasted very good. I will probably make again, but not very often just because of the time. It is a nice Fall treat.