Adding applesauce to a boxed cake mix ensures a moist and flavourful spice cake. Topping that spice cake with a homemade cream cheese frosting ensures rave reviews from your family and friends!
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 12 Servings
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3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix
1-1/3 cups applesauce
2/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger, divided
1 pkg. (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. ground ginger
2 cups icing sugar
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat 1/2 cup butter, cake mix, eggs and applesauce with mixer 2 min. or until well blended. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped ginger. Pour into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 45 to 50 min. or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely.
Beat cream cheese and remaining butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add vanilla and ground ginger; mix well. Gradually beat in icing sugar. Spread onto cake. Garnish with remaining chopped ginger. Keep refrigerated.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Cake can be baked in 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan instead of the 13x9-inch baking dish, reducing the baking time to 35 to 45 min. or until toothpick inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 min. Invert onto wire rack; remove pan. Cool cake completely. Frost as directed.
Enjoy your favourite foods while keeping portion size in mind.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 22 g
Saturated fat 13 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Sodium 480 mg
Carbohydrate 68 g
Fibre 1 g
Sugars 41 g
Protein 5 g
Makes 12 servings, 1 piece (140 g) each.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.