This super quick and easy cake comes from the "Mennonite Girls can Cook" Blog. What a wonderful place for some great recipes!! You can click HERE to go there and check them out. As with many of the recipes I find online I tweaked this one a bit and will include my tweaks. Enjoy!!
1 Pkg Yellow Cake Mix
1 Pkg 4 Serving size Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding (3.4oz)
1 C Plain Applesauce (or Pear Sauce)
1/2 C Water
1/4 C Oil
1/2 Teas Cinnamon
1/2 Teas Nutmeg (about 10 or so Grates of the nut)
I also added:
1/2 Teas Ground Ginger
1/2 Teas Ground Clove
1/8 teas Salt
Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and blend - then beat at medium for at least 4 minutes - this is a sticky batter that needs to be scraped down often I found - Pour into a well greased and floured 10 inch tube or fluted Bundt pan. (either can be used) Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick test comes out clean. DO NOT UNDERBAKE. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then remove to a rack to cool completely. When cake is cooled dust with icing sugar - I made a quick cream cheese glaze that went very well with the spices in the cake. It's good by itself or served with ice cream.