Special Frosted Applesauce Cake


A cake made with applesauce covered with fondant frosting.

1 to 8 - inch square pan


  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup thick, unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

  • cup heavy whipping cream


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

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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).

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

565 Calories
15g Fat
109g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 565
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 173mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 109g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 87g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* 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.