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Applesauce Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • ---------------------------------SPICE CAKE---------------------------------
  • 1 c Butter; (2 sticks) at room
  • -temperature
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 c Flour; sifted
  • 2 ts Nutmeg
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1/2 ts Ground cloves
  • 1/2 ts Ground allspice
  • 1/2 ts Ginger
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 16 oz Applesauce
  • 1 c Walnuts; coarsely chopped
  • 1 c Golden raisins


3/4 c Unsalted butter; (1 1/2
1 1/2 c Dark brown sugar
6 tb Evaporated milk
2 1/2 c Sifted confectioners' sugar

1. Prepare the cake: In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with an
electric mixed, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time.

2. In another large bowl, sift together sifted flour, nutmeg, cinnamon,
baking soda, cloves, allspice, ginger and salt. Slowly add sifted dry
ingredients to the butter mixture alternately with the applesauce, Mix
well. Stir in walnuts and raisins.

3. Pour batter into a greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated
350-degree oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes
out clean; about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

4. Remove cake from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

5. Make the frosting: In a heavy-bottomed, medium saucepan, bring butter
and brown sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, Boil,
stirring, for two minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the milk. Let cool
until just warm to the touch.

6. Stir in confectioners' sugar cup at a time. Mix until smooth.

Frost cake.

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