Recipe by Redneck Epicurean
This cake has all natural ingredients. As for being diabetic-safe, it has honey. If you're a type-two, you could probably get away with a small piece of this. It is delicious and a great way to use that applesauce that's been sitting in the fridge.
Top Review by Flower #2
Excellent. I did reduce the liquid in the glaze by half. It just seemed too much. I serve this warm, as a sort of pudding. I make the cake with whole wheat flour and add the appropriate amount of baking powder. That, together with the fact that there is no sugar makes this a more healthful cake. I have made this numerous times. It is always a big success. Thanks for posting.
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 3⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup chopped raisins
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons lemon juice
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 pan.
- Cream the butter in a large bowl; while still beating, stream in the honey. Mix in the applesauce.
- Combine the dry ingredients and mix into the applesauce mixture and beat 30 seconds.
- Fold in the nuts and raisins.
- Bake 40 minutes or until the cake springs back in the center and a toothpick comes out clean. While the cake is baking, prepare the raisin glaze.
- In a saucepan, combine the water and chopped raisins. Bring to a boil; add honey, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice. While cake is still warm, pierce cake with a fork (the end of a wooden spoon is too large). Spoon the glaze over the cake.