Applesauce Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Coconut Topping

Looking for a homemade dessert using applesauce? Then check out this wonderful oatmeal cake topped with coconut and nuts.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 9

Ingredients

Cake

1 1/4
cups applesauce
1
cup old-fashioned oats
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon salt

Topping

3/4
cup flaked coconut
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted
3
tablespoons milk
  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, heat applesauce to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in oats. Let stand 20 minutes.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with shortening. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and eggs until fluffy. Beat in applesauce mixture just until mixed. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, scraping bowl once, just until blended. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix all topping ingredients until well blended. Spread topping over hot cake. Broil cake with top 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until top is golden and bubbly. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    500
    (
    Calories from Fat
    205),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    350mg
    350%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    67g
    67%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Iron
    12%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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