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Mother's Applesauce Cake

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This is a good old-fashioned applesauce cake. It will fill your house with the spicy fragrance of fall."
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Ingredients

3 h servings 526 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 tube cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream together 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Add flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in the raisins, dates, and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool on wire rack.
  5. To make icing, melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a small saucepan over low heat; stir in 1 cup brown sugar. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in milk, and continue to stir until the mixture returns to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool for 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Frost cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 526 calories; 17.3 g fat; 90.7 g carbohydrates; 5.4 g protein; 54 mg cholesterol; 415 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Wow! This cake is great!! I've been on an applesauce cake kick lately, but my search ends with this recipe. It makes a large cake using what I've come to think of as the traditional applesauce c...

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I picked this recipe because of all the 5 stars. My Mom had a wonderful recipe but decided to try this one. I follow the recipe exactly. First, you can't smell it when it's cooking. Second, ...

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Wow! This cake is great!! I've been on an applesauce cake kick lately, but my search ends with this recipe. It makes a large cake using what I've come to think of as the traditional applesauce c...

A LOT of the flavor of this cake depends upon the applesauce used. This is an older recipe, created when applesauce wasn't diluted and had good flavor, sweetness, and some tang to it from the na...

This cake is DELICIOUS ! Easy to make and turned out perfectly.---- The only change I made to the recipe was to leave out the dates and raisins. I made it into a sheet cake and topped with oran...

Very moist, rich cake. I would recommend cutting back a bit on the cloves, but will be making this again.

to die for....and the icing is absolutlely wonderful. Make the icing while the cake cools, then drizzle on. Very rich, you only need a small piece. This one went into my recipe book!

I chose this b/c my Father-in-law spoke of a cake his Mom used to make growing up. I typed in the ingredients and this came up. What do you know, it is the exact cake his Mom made. He LOVES ...

I made this a cou[le of nights ago. I left out the raisins (kids don't like raisins but will add next time) I served with a lemon sauce, and the next night with butterscotch sauce I liked the le...

I picked this recipe because of all the 5 stars. My Mom had a wonderful recipe but decided to try this one. I follow the recipe exactly. First, you can't smell it when it's cooking. Second, ...

I reduced the cooking time to 1 hr 15 mins and felt I could have reduced it 5 mins. more. Although I liked this cake I found the spices to be be too overpowering and the frosting too sweet, esp...