Butter Rum-Glazed Applesauce Cake

Enjoy this delicious applesauce cake made with Gold Medal® all-purpose flour and glazed with butter and rum – a wonderful dessert.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

Cake

1/3
cup butter (do not use margarine)
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
cup applesauce
1
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon salt

Butter Rum Glaze

2
tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
1
cup powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon rum flavor
3
to 4 teaspoons half-and-half or milk
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over medium heat. Cook 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter just begins to brown. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in granulated sugar, applesauce and vanilla.
  • 3 In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in applesauce mixture. Pour batter into pan.
  • 4 Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 5 In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat; cook about 3 minutes or until butter just begins to brown. Immediately remove from heat. Stir in remaining glaze ingredients until smooth and spreadable. Pour over warm cake. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

After adding glaze, sprinkle the top of the warm cake with a bit of cinnamon.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.