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    First Prize Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting

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    1 hr 15 mins

    45 mins

    30 mins

    Whisper's Note:

    This is a sinfully sweet and rich cake! It's a little time-consuming, but so worth it. Prep time is an estimate.

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    9x13 pan

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    Caramel Frosting


    1. 1
      Sift together flour, soda, salt, spices and cocoa.
    2. 2
      Set aside.
    3. 3
      In a large mixing bowl, combine oil and sugar.
    4. 4
      Beat until well blended.
    5. 5
      Stir in hot applesauce and blend thoroughly.
    6. 6
      Add dry ingredients, blending well.
    7. 7
      Stir in nuts.
    8. 8
      Turn batter into well greased and floured 9" x 13" pan.
    9. 9
      Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes; then reduce temperature to 375 degrees and bake about 15 minutes longer.
    10. 10
      Cool completely.
    11. 11
      Caramel Frosting:
    12. 12
      Melt 1/2 c butter in sauce pan over low heat.
    13. 13
      Stir in 1 c brown sugar, firmly packed, and 1/4 tsp salt.
    14. 14
      Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil hard for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
    15. 15
      Remove from heat.
    16. 16
      Stir in 1/4 c milk.
    17. 17
      Return pan to heat and bring to a full boil.
    18. 18
      Remove from heat; cool to lukewarm.
    19. 19
      Stir in 2 c confectioner's sugar, and beat until smooth.
    20. 20
      If frosting is too thick, beat in a little milk.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2004


      I have made this recipe again. I originally reviewed this on Jul 26, 2003 and gave this 3 stars because at that time there were formating errors that caused some confusing and affected the outcome the first time I made this. Since then, the recipe has been corrected and I was able to make this the 2nd time with no problems whatsoever. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! This cake was very moist and heavenly.... from the tiny slice I was able to have of it..... because it was totally consumed by the family I stay with - INCLUDING THE CRUMBS! There was NOTHING left when I went back for a 2nd piece! They loved it (which is an important factor when I give a 5 star review). Oh, well! I guess I'm just going to have to make this a 3rd time when no one is home so I can enjoy this ALL TO MYSELF! Thanks for making the corrections Whisper. And Thank you for sharing a fantastic recipe! This is something that I will be maing again, and again.

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    • on August 16, 2003


      Whisper, this was a delicious and pretty cake -- and in reality, pretty easy to make. I love the contrast of the not-too-sweet spice cake with the delightfully rich caramel frosting. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!!

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    • on September 01, 2003


      I didn't have a bit of trouble with this recipe...It came out delicious!! And, because I had your permission, I put creamcheese frosting on top...All I can say is "WOW!!! I did omit the chopped nuts...other than that, I followed your easy directions, and came out with a 5* winner!! Thanks so much for sharing, Whisper...This is a great cake! Laudee

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    Nutritional Facts for First Prize Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting

    Serving Size: 1 (2595 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 8657.7
    Calories from Fat 3177
    Total Fat 353.0 g
    Saturated Fat 96.3 g
    Cholesterol 252.5 mg
    Sodium 9785.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1347.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 34.7 g
    Sugars 851.5 g
    Protein 70.0 g

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