RECIPE FROM "SANDY'S
Applesauce Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup margarine or butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 recipe Browned Butter Frosting (see recipe below)
Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until softened.
Add sugar; beat until combined.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Alternately add flour mixture and applesauce, beating on low to medium speed after each addition just until combined.
Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Frost with Browned Butter Frosting.
Browned Butter Frosting:
In a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup margarine or butter over low heat
Continue heating until margarine or butter turns a delicate brown.
Remove from heat; pour into large mixing bowl.
Add 4 cups sifted powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined.
Beat on medium to high speed, adding additional milk, if necessary, to make frosting of a spreading consistency.
Bake cake, cool completely, and freeze (without frosting) up to 1 month.
Thaw and frost cake before serving.