Since that time I have really missed having a reason to bake a cake every month. I also like the fact that being in the group forces me to bake cakes that I might never have tried on my own. So, I rejoined this month, I am excited to say! And just in time because we are beginning a new cookbook: Great Cakes by Carole Walter.
November's cake is an Applesauce Spice Cake baked in a bundt pan with a Caramel Glaze. My overall verdict is that it was a very yummy cake. After I made it I came down with a terrible cold and it was the only thing that tasted good to me, so I had quite a few slices with hot tea!
I don't know if I would make this cake again, as I've had other apple cakes that I prefer. Also, to me, this cake was pretty labor intensive. I mean, I realize it didn't have layers or anything truly tricky, but it did seem to take a lot of time and measuring cups.
The only change I made to the ingredients was when I realized I was out of allspice at the last minute and substituted some pumpkin pie spice. I also didn't toast my pecans. I'm not sure why my cake was such a dark brown color.
This cake was a great introduction back into the group and I'm excited about the cakes to come!