Applesauce Cake II

Spicy frosted applesauce cake.

Applesauce Cake II

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch pan.

2 Beat flour, white sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, applesauce, water, shortening, 2 eggs, raisins, and 1/2 cup chopped almonds with a mixer on low, scraping the bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 60-65 minutes.

4 To Make Frosting: Just before cake is removed from the oven, beat egg whites until foamy. Beat brown sugar and lemon juice gradually into egg whites until stiff. Carefully spread over HOT cake. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) until brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

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