Spiderweb Applesauce Cake

Spiderweb Applesauce Cake

Ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting "webs" put a fun spin on a crowd-pleasing apple cake.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

servings

2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1
cup packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
cup vegetable oil
1
cup applesauce
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
eggs
1
container (1 lb) Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy dulce de leche or cream cheese frosting
1/4
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)
24
brown candy-coated peanut butter candies (from 12.7-oz bag of multicolored candies)
24
brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits (from 12-oz bag of multicolored baking bits)
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 1-lb container)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, sugars, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add oil, applesauce, vanilla and eggs; beat with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and surface is deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Frost with dulce de leche frosting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows, but leave in pan.
  5. To decorate, spoon vanilla frosting into resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and cut off 1 tiny corner. Pipe vanilla frosting in a spiral in corner where 4 squares meet (see diagram). Pull a toothpick from corner of each square through lines of frosting 4 to 5 times to create spiderweb. Repeat to make 6 webs.
  6. Place 1 peanut butter candy and 1 baking bit next to spider web on each square. Spoon chocolate frosting into another resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and cut off 1 tiny corner. Pipe chocolate frosting to make 6 legs for each spider.
Makes 24 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
Skip the spider decorations to make a tasty everyday bar. Drizzle the vanilla frosting randomly over the caramel (dulce de leche) frosting.
Did You Know?
Dulce de leche refers to a rich, sweet, caramelized milk that's popular in Latin America.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 170mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 33g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 3 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.