First Prize Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting

Recipe by Whisper
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 9x13 pan
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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