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Applesauce Spice Cake

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 15

From-scratch and special—with a delectable browned-butter frosting—but not difficult to make. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cake

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/3
cups applesauce
1/3
cup oil
2
eggs
3/4
cup chopped peeled apple (1 medium)
1/2
cup raisins, if desired

Frosting

1/4
cup butter (do not substitute margarine)
4
cups powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon vanilla
6
to 8 tablespoons apple juice or milk

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan. In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add applesauce, oil and eggs; beat on low speed of electric mixer until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on high speed. With spoon, fold in apple and raisins; pour into pan.
  • 2
    Bake 28 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until light golden brown, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, the vanilla and enough apple juice for desired spreading consistency. Immediately spread over top of cooled cake. (Frosting sets up quickly).

Expert Tips

  • Be sure to use butter for the frosting. Browning the butter gives the frosting a toasty flavor. Margarine does not brown like butter does.
  • Once the butter begins to brown, it quickly progresses to burned. As soon as the butter begins to turn a golden color, remove the pan from the heat. The heat of the metal pan will continue to brown the butter.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Potassium
60mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
56g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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