Applesauce Cake With Caramel Frosting

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

I love applesauce cake, and this one is a little different applesauce cake as this has some cocoa in it. From a 1950s Sunbeam Mixmaster book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake:.
  2. Set oven to 350 to preheat.
  3. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda and baking powder.
  5. Add fruit and nuts and toss to coat.
  6. In large bowl cream shortening and sugar for 2 minutes, then add eggs, one at a time while beating 2 minutes.
  7. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce while beating.
  8. Scrape bowl as necessary, beat only until blended.
  9. Turn into pan and bake for 50 minutes or until done.
  10. Cool and frost with Caramel Frosting.
  11. Frosting:.
  12. Melt butter in saucepan, stir in brown sugar.
  13. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes.
  14. Add milk, continue stirring until boiling.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Cool to lukewarm and pour into small bowl.
  17. Add sugar and vanilla while beating.
  18. Beat about 2 minutes until spreading consistency.
  19. Adjust consistency with a few drops of hot water or more sugar as needed.
  20. Spread at once on cake.
Most Helpful

ok had a few substitutions...Margarine for Crisco (richer flavor), Dates for raisins (it's what I had), and Apple Pie spice because I was out of Nutmeg. I made it like a round layer cake and was in a hurry so I just drizzled the warm icing over the still warm cake! YUM!! Will deffinately make this again!!

Nellie S. October 27, 2013

This was a pretty good cake! I skipped on the raisins, but added walnuts. The cocoa gives it a nice brown color. I'd make this again!

bmnchef January 27, 2009