In a mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together.
Then, add eggs and mix until thoroughly combined.
Add applesauce and mix again.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon powder and clove powder.
Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
If you are adding nuts (optional), toss them in some flour and stir them into the cake batter with a spatula.
Pour this batter into2 round greased/floured cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2).
Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Once the cakes have cooled down, cover them in saran wrap and freeze overnight (optional but highly recommended).
To assemble the cake, start off by slicing the edges around both the cakes. Place one cake on a cake stand and frost it with cream cheese icing. Drizzle some caramel syrup and then place the other cake on top. Frost the top of this cake with cream cheese icing and drizzle more caramel syrup. Enjoy!
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Spread some apple butter between each layer and it will enhance the flavor and moisture of this cake.
Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.