A cake made with applesauce covered with fondant frosting.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 8 inch square pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

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  • Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves. Set aside.

  • Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy, add eggs and beat well. Fold in applesauce and flour mixture. Mix well. Fold in raisins.

  • Pour batter into a parchment-lined 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature before frosting.

  • Frosting Instructions: In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, white sugar, corn sugar and whipping cream. Cook, covered, over low heat 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals. Uncover and cook to soft ball stage (240 degrees F/ 115 degrees C).

  • Cool to lukewarm, then beat to a spreading consistency and spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts

565 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 108.8g 35% DV; fat 14.6g 22% DV; cholesterol 49.1mg 16% DV; sodium 173mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
This was very good!!! I brought it too my daughters class and they loved it!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2009
This was pretty good. I used it for my daughter's first birthday cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
This was very good!!! I brought it too my daughters class and they loved it!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2009
This was pretty good. I used it for my daughter's first birthday cake. Read More
(2)
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