- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp. nutmeg
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup milk
- 2 cups applesauce
- Powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish and set aside.
Mix the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, mix butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat until well combined and fluffy.
Add eggs to the wet mixture one at a time, beating until well incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix again.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing as you go. Add milk a quarter of a cup at a time, mixing as you go. Once combined, add applesauce and mix well.
Pour batter into a prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until cooked through.
Let the cake cool completely, then dust the top with powdered sugar.