1Spray 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 2 (30-inch-long) strips of cooking parchment paper in X pattern in bottom and up side of slow cooker; line bottom of slow cooker with cooking parchment paper. Spray paper with cooking spray.
2In medium bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cloves with whisk. In small bowl, mix applesauce, buttermilk, melted butter, vanilla and egg. Add applesauce mixture to flour mixture, stirring until smooth. Stir in dried apples. Pour batter into slow cooker and spread in even layer.
3Cover; cook on High heat setting 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes or until puffed and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into wedges. Serve warm; top with whipped topping.