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Applesauce Spice Cake

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Best flavor if left overnight. Looks great!

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups applesauce
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon mace
1-3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
Brown Sugar Frosting:
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Fold in applesauce. Don't worry if the ingredients do not mix completely. Set aside. Sift flour, spices and baking soda together. Remove 1/4 cup flour mixture and dredge nuts and raisins in it. Fold remaining flour mixture into butter and sugar mixture. Add vanilla, followed by nut and raisin mixture. Mix well. Grease and dust a 9-inch tube pan. Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours in a preheated oven at 325 degrees. Toothpick test for doneness. Cool cake and frost. For frosting, combine sugar, butter and cream in saucepan. Bring to full boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Pour frosting over cooled cake. (I use a large spoon). Frosting will dry almost immediately.

Diane Boelens
Geneseo



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