This cake does have a tomato after taste to it, but will still remind you of a spice cake and would make a great conversation piece for any dessert table.
Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground allspice, 1/3 cup butter, softened, 1/4 cup applesauce, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup tomato juice
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the butter, applesauce and sugar until smooth. Beat the eggs in; one at a time. Add the flour mixture alternatively with the tomato juice until just blended. Pour into a greased pan at bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
Frosting Ingredients: 3 oz. cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp. vanilla, 3/4 cup powdered sugar.