Creamsicle Tea Cake

11 ingredients

1 unsalted stick of butter
1 1/2 cups raw sugar
1 large egg
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp orange juice (1/4 cup if freshly squeezed)
1/4 cup unsweetened rice milk (or whatever else you have)
Zest of 1 orange

1. Preheat oven to 325ยบ F
2. Cream room-temperature butter and sugar. Add egg and applesauce and mix well.
3. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
4. Combine orange juice, milk, vanilla and orange zest in a measuring cup.
5. Gradually add orange juice mixture and butter mixture into dry ingredients until light and creamy.
6. Pour batter into 9 x 5 greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes or until center comes out clean with toothpick.
7. If you have self-restraint, wait until cooled and remove cake from pan. If you are me, ravenously tear off a piping hot piece and enjoy immediately.

Submitted by The Savvy Soybean

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