As a busy mother and grandmother, Cindy understands the importance of convenient meals and a well-stocked pantry, as well as the enjoyment that goes into spending time in the kitchen with little ones. Cindy’s idea of relaxing? Making an apple pie that’s just like Mom’s. Let’s hope she shares the recipe.
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Applesauce cakes have been popular since colonial days. This one has a browned butter frosting.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Excellent recipe-just like my Grandmother's recipe tasted, but was never written down--she was the consummate cake baker. The icing was fabulous-a caramel taste that offers such flavor and I s easy to make. Do be careful to not let the butter burn: when it starts to bubble and start to turn golden, take it off the burner. Moist, light and a great recipe find. Make this cake-you will be glad you did!
The cake is very moist an light; as my boyfriend said, it was perfect. I did substitute half the sugar in the frosting for maple sugar, and the frosting was a little too sweet for my tastes, but that could've been my doing. The cake will definitely go into my recipe book.
Loved it. I added a cup of oatmeal, and omitted white sugar for 1 1/2 c. Brown sugar and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Delicious!
This was a great recipe. It is moist, flavorful and was a hit at the pot luck. I did make a few changes, though. I divided the 2 cups of sugar into 1 cup white and 1 cup dark brown sugar as I think dark brown sugar makes most desserts better! I also added 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/8 tsp cloves and 1/8 tsp nutmeg. These, with the homemade chunky applesauce made it really have that old-fashioned flavor. The browned butter icing was perfect!! (I also left out the raisins and the nuts as I find too many people are picky about that, but I'd add them if making it for my own family)
I loved it and my 3 children loved it. Light, moist and flavorful. I recommend using at least half brown sugar in the cake for an added molasses-ey richness. The browned butter frosting was perfect!
My husband asked me to never make this cake again as he couldn't stop eating it. Well that isn't happening!
Wonderful cake, and the frosting was unbelievable: it had that elusive butter toffee flavor, and was very easy.
This cake is awesome...so much like my Mom used to make. I was really happy to find this recipe as I could not find my Mom's recipe. My husband loved it. I did frost it with penuche frosting instead of the frosting suggested. This will definitely be a favorite in this house! Thanks!
Will definitely make this again!! Browned butter frosting = oh my goodness!!! love!
every one loved the cake, I omitted the nuts and it was very good without them
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