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Applesauce Cake With Caramel Frosting

Recipes by Chef Steph

Chef Steph

Applesauce Cake With Caramel Frosting

This ultra-moist dessert paired with vanilla ice cream will do wonders for your taste

ingredients

Cake
  • 4 cups - all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons - cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon - ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon - ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons - baking soda
  • 1 cup - white sugar
  • 1 cup - brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup - shortening, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup - butter, at room temperature
  • 2 - eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups - applesauce
  • 1 cup - golden raisins soaked in apple juice (optional.. I’m not a fan. But go on if you’re into raisins)
  • 1 1/2 cups - chopped walnuts
Caramel Frosting
  • 1 cup - brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons - milk
  • 1 tablespoon - warm water
  • 1 teaspoon - vanilla
  • 1 cup - powdered sugar
Prep time
15 minutes
Cook Time
55  minutes
Serves
8 to 12

Directions

  1. FOR THE BATTER: Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9- by 13-inch pan well with shortening.
  3. Sift together the flour, spices and baking soda. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat together the sugars, shortening and butter.
  5. Add the eggs—continue mixing until well-combined.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, a little at a time, alternating with adding the applesauce. Then, fold in raisins and nuts.
  7. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick in the center and it comes out clean.
  8. Let cool completely before frosting.
  9. FOR THE CARAMEL FROSTING: In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, mix and heat the brown sugar, milk and water.
  10. When the ingredients are completely dissolved, remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla and powdered sugar.
  11. Beat with a spoon until the mixture is the right consistency to spread.
  12. Add a bit more milk or sugar, depending on the texture you want, if needed.

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