Applesauce Spice Cake
2 1/2 cups flour
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 sweet apple, cored, peeled and chopped into 1/4" pieces
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup plus
2 tablespoons oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour a 9" x 13" cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients, whisk well to combine. If using walnuts or raisins, add and toss in with dry ingredients.
Set aside dry ingredients.
Add the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, whisk until combined.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir with a large spoon to incorporate.
Pour into cake pan and bake 45 - 50 (check after 45 minutes) minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.