Applesauce Cake With Caramel Frosting

Recipe by pines506
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 10-12




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