Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature
  • 1 and one-half cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 and one-half cups applesauce
  • 4 eggs
  • One-half cup milk
  • 1 cup dark raisins

Spiced Frosting

  • 1 cup butter or margarine at room temperature
  • One-half cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • One-half tsp. ground cinnamon
  • One-half tsp ground allspice
  • One-fourth tsp ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 9” cake pans. Combine first six ingredients and set aside. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer on high speed, beat one cup butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in applesauce, then eggs, one at a time until well combined. Stir in flour mixture, in thirds, alternating with milk. Stir in raisins. Pour batter into pans and bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Cool on wire racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Frosting: Set electric mixer on high speed and beat 1 cup butter and heavy cream until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and spices until smooth. Spread between layers and over top and sides of cake.

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