Applesauce Spice Cake
Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

Applesauce Spice Cake

Easy to make and perfectly spiced, this applesauce cake boasts browned butter frosting that makes it completely irresistable!

15
servings
40 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 15 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups applesauce

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

3/4 cup golden raisins or raisins

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Frosting

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

3 cups powdered sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

1/4 cup chopped pecans

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients except raisins and pecans in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Stir in raisins and 1/2 cup pecans.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until center is firm to the touch and edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Melt 1/3 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly and watching closely, 4-6 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden. (Butter will get foamy and bubble.) Remove from heat. Cool completely.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine browned butter, powdered sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding milk and scraping bowl often, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans.

Nutrition

410Calories
15Fat (mg)
55Cholesterol (mg)
310Sodium (mg)
70Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)

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20 of 20 reviewers would make it again

  October 27, 2017

Great taste and if you want to know what you are eating a wonderful cake and Icing. I also used homemade apple sauce.

— says Lorraine Hobert
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ChallengingA breeze
WOULD MAKE IT AGAIN?
Probably NotAbsolutely!
  July 28, 2017

I was so excited to make this and loved the good reviews. I bake a lot, especially cakes. I reduced the baking time by about 8 minutes so I could check it and make sure it did not get over baked and it was already done. The edges were even on the dry side. One I got to the middle it was more moist but not as moist as a similar pumpkin cake I make. That recipe calls for vegetable oil which is probably why. Flavor is very good. I made more frosting than it calls for.

— says Kim
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