Apple-Spice Cakes

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Apple-Spice Cakes are a sweet treat for teatime. Pictured with Rosy Apple Tartlets and PB&J Macarons.

Apple-Spice Cakes
Yield: 24 cakes • Preparation: 25 minutes • Bake: 13 to 15 minutes • Cool: 30 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. ½ cup salted butter, softened
  2. ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  3. ½ cup sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1½ teaspoons apple pie spice
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. ½ teaspoon salt
  10. ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1½ cups applesauce
  12. 1 recipe Sweetened Whipped Cream (recipe follows)
  13. Garnish: apple pie spice
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray 2 (12-well) mini Bundt-style pans* with baking spray with flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and sugar. Beat at high speed with a mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract, beating to blend. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, apple pie spice, baking soda, salt, and baking powder, whisking well. Add to butter mixture, beating until incorporated. Reduce mixer speed to low, and add applesauce, beating until well incorporated.
  5. Using a levered 3-tablespoon scoop, divide batter among wells of prepared pans.
  6. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool in pans for 5 minutes. Invert onto a wire cooling rack, and let cool completely.
  7. Place Sweetened Whipped Cream in a piping bag fitted with a large open-star tip (Wilton #1M). Pipe a rosette in centers of cakes.
  8. Garnish each cake with a sprinkle of apple pie spice, if desired.
Notes
  1. *We used Wilton 12-Cavity Mini Fluted Cake Pans.
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Sweetened Whipped Cream
Yield: 2 cups • Preparation: 5 minutes
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ cups cold heavy whipping cream
  2. 2 tablespoons sugar
  3. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat at high speed with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Cover, and refrigerate until needed.
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 From TeaTime, September/October 2015

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