From Grandma's Cookbook

Applesauce Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

This recipe from Grandma’s cookbook is one that jumped out to me as I was thumbing through it because of all of the wonderful spices.  I felt like it was the perfect recipe to transition us into Fall baking season and after taking a bite…or 7…I concluded I was right.   When the apples aren’t ready at the orchard just yet, this applesauce cake is a easy, tasty way to get that first hit of Fall!

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Applesauce Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
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Applesauce Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Yield: 16 pieces
Ingredients
    For Cake
  • 1 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp apple pie or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
    For frosting
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
    For cake:
  1. Sift flour, soda, salt and spices together and set aside.
  2. Cream shortening with sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add egg and beat thoroughly.
  4. Add flour mixture and applesauce gradually.
  5. Pour into greased 8x8 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-47 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack. While cake is cooling, it's time to make the frosting.
    For frosting:
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, brown sugar and milk.
  2. Bring to a low boil stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Add to mixer/bowl with confectioners sugar and beat until fluffy.
  5. Spread onto cake. Cut into 16 pieces.
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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!

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