Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

15

servings

Cake
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® 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
  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).
Makes 15 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
Be sure to use butter for the frosting. Browning the butter gives the frosting a toasty flavor. Margarine does not brown like butter does.
Tip
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 73g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 56g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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 Choices:
    • 5;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.