Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Bec6206

I like it how it doesn't "cheat" by using a packaged cake mix. This recipe is from "Simply Delicious"- A cookbook comprised of Herberger's Employee Family Recipes.

Top Review by singlesista

Not quite sweet enough for me as I wanted to make muffins without the frosting. I would add at least another 1/2 cup of sugar and possibly more applesauce to keep it moist. Definitely a good starting point though, and I'm sure I'll be making this one again. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs; add applesauce and mix well.
  2. Stir dry ingredients into mixture, alternating with water.
  3. Blend fruit and nuts into batter.
  4. Pour into greased and floured 9"x13" pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.
  6. Cool in pan and frost.
  7. Make frosting: Combine brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk and 3 tablespoons butter in top of double boiler.
  8. Cook rapidly for about 3 minutes, stirring.
  9. Cool to luke warm and add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  10. Beat in confectioner's sugar to right consistency.

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