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Applesauce cakes have been popular since colonial days. This one has a browned butter frosting.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
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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