I love when something LOOKS complicated, but it's really something simple all jazzed up! This cake was SO good and moist, you'd never know how easy it was.
(Really, if you haven't caught on by now, I'm LAZY and I don't like complicated procedures...)
I had to bring a dessert to an event and after AGONIZING over something easy enough, this one came to me by way of a box of Betty Crocker Spice Cake - thank you, Betty. You're my girl.
MAPLE SPICE CAKE:
1 Box Spice Cake Mix
1/3 c. canola oil
1 1/4 c. applesauce
1 c. chopped nuts
(I'm pretty sure these instructions & ingredients are listed on the box)
Mix everything together well, bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. I used two different sizes of round cake pans. Use whatever you have and whatever is easiest. Allow the cake to cool completely before you attempt to frost it.
1 stick butter, room temperature
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. maple syrup
3/4 c. chopped nuts
Mix everything together except nuts. When frosting is creamy, fold in the nuts.