I wanted to make this cake as soon as I saw it on Vaishali’s blog. I had all the ingredients on hand and as Vaishali points out applesauce turns bad pretty quick even in the fridge. I usually buy a big bottle of applesauce for my son, but he being a 2 year old, has his mood swings and would not touch it for days together. I was in that rut and this cake was a savior; AND it tastes so good. It is the different spices that Vaishali adds makes it very special.
I made it non-vegan with the addition of egg instead of egg-replacer. You can find the original recipe here.
The changes I made are: Added 1 extra large egg instead of egg-replacer. Used pecans instead of walnuts.