I first blended the flour and spices, which contain a very healthy dose of cinnamon.
This recipe uses only brown sugar, which I creamed with the room temperature butter for several minutes.
Next came the eggs...
...followed by my homemade applesauce.
I then added the flour mixture to the wet batter. To avoid building up too much gluten, I tried to run the mixer only briefly and made the final stirs with my scraper.
I baked it in a bundt pan.
When I pulled the finished cake out of the oven, my nose was hit with smell of all those wonderful spices. After an initial cooling in the pan, I pulled the cake out for final cooling.
Here is the result. The cake is very moist thanks to all that applesauce. The spices are definitely there but balanced nicely by the brown sugar.