16 servings (serving size: 1 slice and 1 teaspoon spread)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

To prepare cake, coat a 12-cup tube pan with cooking spray; dust with 1 tablespoon flour.

Step 3

Weigh or lightly spoon 10 ounces flour (about 2 1/4 cups) into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 10 ounces flour and next 6 ingredients (through allspice), stirring with a whisk.

Step 4

Combine buttermilk, 1/2 cup apple butter, and 1/2 cup maple syrup, stirring with a whisk.

Step 5

Place butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth (about 1 minute). Add sugar and fresh ginger; beat at medium speed until well combined (about 1 minute). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beating at low speed, add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.

Step 6

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack.

Step 7

To prepare spread, place 1/4 cup butter, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon apple butter in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes or until well blended. Serve cake with spread.

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