Applesauce Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Jo Ann L

I got this recipe from the newspaper, but the person who sent it in said it was from a Seneca applesauce jar. It's very good, and the applesauce in the icing makes a tasty variation.

Top Review by Mrs.Sniper

For some reason this turned out really heavy and dense. Not a repeater. I gave it two stars because it is very moist.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add applesauce and margarine.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat 2 minutes, scraping bowl and beaters occasionally.
  4. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in carrots and nuts, blending well.
  6. Pour into a 9-inch square baking pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  7. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  8. Let cake cool.
  9. To make frosting, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar.
  10. Add applesauce and beat until smooth.
  11. Frost cooled cake.

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