A brandy syrup, brushed over the spiced apple cake while still warm, seeps into the interior to flavor every crumb of this dessert.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 10-inch bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

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Cake:
  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves into medium-size bowl.

  • Beat together butter and sugar in second medium-size bowl on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in sour cream and applesauce; mixture may look curdled. On low speed, slowly add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Gently fold in apple pieces. Scrape batter into prepared pan, smoothing top.

  • Bake in 350°F oven for about 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

Syrup:
  • Meanwhile, heat together sugar, apple juice and brandy in small saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar dissolves; do not boil. Remove from heat.

  • Remove cake from oven. Leave cake in pan; place pan on wire rack. Brush top of cake with half the brandy syrup. Let stand 10 minutes. Invert onto wire rack and remove pan; place rack over jelly-roll pan. Brush cake with remaining syrup; let cool completely.

Glaze:
  • Mix sugar, juice and nutmeg in small bowl until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Let harden slightly.

Nutrition Facts

300 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 59mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 51g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 3g; sodium 190mg.
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