Fall Baking: How to Make a Moist Applesauce Cake With Caramel Icing! by Judy Thow

Desserts
a year ago
Fall Baking: How to Make a Moist Applesauce Cake With Caramel Icing!

Moist and delicious, this cake is sure to become a fall family favorite. The leftover caramel icing is great spread on graham crackers!

You’ll need:

  • 4 cups sifted flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce, heated
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Caramel Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Grease and flour a 9-inch bundt cake pan.
  2. Sift together dry ingredients.
  3. Stir oil and sugar together thoroughly. Add to the flour mixture and blend.
  4. Stir in hot applesauce.
  5. Mix in raisins and nuts. Pour into pan.
  6. Bake in a preheatd 325-degree F oven for 55 minutes. Cool the cake in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Frost cake when thoroughly cooled.
  7. To make caramel icing, melt butter in a pan and add brown sugar. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Add milk and beat well. Return to full boil. Cool to lukewarm and add in powdered sugar. 
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Donna John
Yum, Judy Thow! This sounds amazing! Today is my mom's birthday and she loves caramel icing and apple cake. May whip one up for her this week!
Judy Thow
Happy Birthday...Donna's Mom! It is easy and I am sure it will be a hit.
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
This looks DIVINE!! And caramel icing?? Yes please.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Oh, wow! Perfect fall deliciousness! Thank you, Judy Thow!
Janie
Hostess gift solved! Hopefully, mine will be just as beautiful. Celebrating fall!!!!
SKM
This looks amazing! If it tastes half as good as it looks it's sure to be a keeper!
Diane
Judy this looks so yummy, going to make this for our Thanksgiving treat
Judy Thow
One of my friends made my Applesauce Cake from 30 second mom and here is a picture of her 3 year old son, Adam, helping her in the kitchen. This is what it is all about MOM'S. Precious moments.
Donna John
Love this, Judy Thow! Thanks so much for sharing! What a cutie!

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