A cake made with applesauce covered with fondant frosting.
Special Frosted Applesauce Cake
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
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
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.