Mother's Applesauce Cake

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

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 tube cake

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 3 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 3 cups unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ cup raisins

  • ½ cup dates, pitted and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Directions

  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
17g Fat
91g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 415mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 66g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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