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Applesauce Cake With Caramel Frosting

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“I love applesauce cake, and this one is a little different applesauce cake as this has some cocoa in it. From a 1950s Sunbeam Mixmaster book.”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
10-12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cake:
  2. Set oven to 350 to preheat.
  3. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
  4. Sift together flour, cocoa, salt, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda and baking powder.
  5. Add fruit and nuts and toss to coat.
  6. In large bowl cream shortening and sugar for 2 minutes, then add eggs, one at a time while beating 2 minutes.
  7. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce while beating.
  8. Scrape bowl as necessary, beat only until blended.
  9. Turn into pan and bake for 50 minutes or until done.
  10. Cool and frost with Caramel Frosting.
  11. Frosting:
  12. Melt butter in saucepan, stir in brown sugar.
  13. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes.
  14. Add milk, continue stirring until boiling.
  15. Remove from heat.
  16. Cool to lukewarm and pour into small bowl.
  17. Add sugar and vanilla while beating.
  18. Beat about 2 minutes until spreading consistency.
  19. Adjust consistency with a few drops of hot water or more sugar as needed.
  20. Spread at once on cake.

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