Monday, April 18, 2011

Applesauce Cake

Ruthie T.

2 cups sugar
1 rounding Tablespoon cocoa
1 cup shortening
3 cups applesauce
4 cups flour (can use 2 cups wheat/2 cups white)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup nuts & raisins (optional)

Cream sugar, cocoa, and shortening until light and fluffy. Add applesauce. Add flour, spices, baking powder, and baking soda; mix all together. Add vanilla, nuts, and raisins. Pour into greased and floured 12x17 inch cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Frost cake with caramel frosting when cool.

Carmel Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cream
3 1/4 cups powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter; add brown sugar. Bring to a boil and stir for one minute. Cool slightly. Add cream and beat until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until of spreading consistency. Add vanilla and spread on cake.

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