A cake made with applesauce covered with fondant frosting.

Special Frosted Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup thick, unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins
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  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

    2 Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.

    3 Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and beat well. Fold in applesauce and flour mixture. Mix well. Fold in raisins.

    4 Pour batter into a parchment-lined 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature before frosting.

    5 Frosting Instructions: In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, white sugar, corn sugar and whipping cream. Cook, covered, over low heat 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover and cook to soft ball stage (240 degrees F/ 115 degrees C).

    6 Cool to lukewarm, then beat to a spreading consistency and spread over cake.


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