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Spicy Applesauce Torte

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Gingersnap crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fine, About 16 Gingersnaps)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Unsweetened applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Thick)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
Directions

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and spices together and blend thoroughly.
Mix in the crumbs; set aside.
Cream butter.
Add sugar gradually, creaming until fluffy.
Add beaten eggs in halves, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Beating only until smooth after each addition, alternately add dry ingredients in fourths and applesauce in thirds to creamed mixture.
Blend in the walnuts.
Turn batter into 2 prepared 8-inch layer cake pans and spread evenly to edges.
Bake at 350°F 35 to 40 minutes, or until torte layers test done.
Cool and remove from pans as directed for tortes.
If desired, spread Creamy Vanilla Filling, between layers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party

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