Baked by an Introvert
This spice cake recipe has decadent brown butter cream cheese frosting. It’s moist, full of cozy spices, and has a tender crumb. This flavorful cake will be hard to resist.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.
Add the brown sugar, vegetable oil, and applesauce to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until well combined. Stop to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time followed by the vanilla.
Add in ½ of the flour mixture and mix on low speed until combined, then blend in buttermilk, then add the remaining ½ of the flour mixture and mix until well combined.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Frost with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkle pecans around the edges if desired.