How to Make Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting

Homemade spice bundt cake tastes like autumn, with warm fall spices,  brown sugar, and added moisture from applesauce. It's dense and rich, with sweet caramel frosting complementing the spices, and no fancy  decorating skills are needed. This easy bundt cake is a beautiful  addition to your holiday table!

For the cake: – all-purpose flour – baking powder & soda – ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, & allspice – vegetable oil – dark brown sugar – unsweetened applesauce – eggs – vanilla extract – apple

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For the caramel frosting: – unsalted butter – brown sugar – milk – vanilla extract – salt – confectioner's sugar

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray or coat lightly with butter or oil. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.

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In a medium bowl, whisk the oil, brown  sugar, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to  the dry ingredients and whisk just until combined. Gently fold in the  shredded apple.

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Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top of the cake is browning too quickly, cover it loosely with foil.

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Let it sit for 15 minutes, then invert cake onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

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Make the caramel frosting: While the cake is cooling, make the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and bring to a boil.

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Lower heat to medium-low and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the milk, vanilla extract, and salt, and bring back to a boil, continuously stirring.

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Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.  Gradually whisk in confectioner's sugar until mixture becomes thick and frosting-like in texture. Drizzle over cooled cake.

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