Preheat the oven to 375°. Spray your mini bundt pan with non-stick baking spray. Using a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour with the granulated sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, ground cloves, fresh thyme and orange zest. Set aside.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the applesauce, eggs, oil and melted butter. Add the flour mixture into the applesauce mixture and stir until evenly combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared wells of the mini bundt pan and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 15-20 minutes. When cooled, use a fork if needed to loosen the outer edges of each mini bundt and place a serving plate or wire rack on top of the pan and invert it onto the plate or wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar and enjoy.