To start: Here's the link for Giada De Laurentiis' recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/halloween-spice-cake-recipe/index.html
I left out the applesauce and oil, and added 1 stick of butter and 8-oz. of sour cream.
The resulting cake was so moist! I followed Giada's spice quantities to the letter. Oh, my! Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves . . . and a most delightful surprise . . . cocoa powder. Watch out for little gobblins eating this all up!
Have a slice of this cake with a cup of Twinings Lady Grey tea. You are in for a treat!