Applesauce Cake

This is the applesauce cake you want on a cool autumn Sunday evening. Full of the flavors everyone craves – brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. It’s very moist and delicious all by itself, but even yummier with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting!

Applesauce Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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This is the cake you want on a cool autumn Sunday evening. Full of the flavors everyone craves - brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. It's very moist and delicious all by itself, but even yummier with a dollop of whipped cream or frosting!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tnsp baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Frosting
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, soda, baking cocoa, cinnamon, cloves and allspice in a large bowl; mix well.
  2. Mix sugar with applesauce (If you use store-bought applesauce, choose one with a chunky texture) in bowl; mix well.
  3. Stir in butter, pecans and raisins.
  4. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until layers are done.
  6. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  7. Spread frosting between layers and over top and side of cake.
  8. FROSTING: 1½ cups sugar, 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple, 1 7 oz can cononut, 1 tbsp flour - Combine ingredients in saucepan. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 642 Trans fat: 16 g Carbohydrates: 124 g Sodium: 247 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 6 g Cholesterol: 10 mg

Three Layer Applesauce Cake

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