Spiced Applesauce Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup walnuts (optional), toasted (see Tips), cooled, and chopped
5 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square cake pan.
Make frosting:Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy.