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Caramel-Topped Applesauce Cake

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place the raisins in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover. Bring to boiling. Remove from the heat and let stand until cool. Drain off the water.

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  • Toss the nuts with the 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.

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  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and beat until well combined. Beat in applesauce.

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  • In another bowl, combine the 2-1/2 cups flour with cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg. Add to beaten mixture, beating until just combined.

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  • Stir in the raisins and nuts.

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  • Turn batter into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake in 350 degree F oven for 65 to 70 minutes or until done. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool.

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  • Prepare the Caramel Frosting. Spoon over cake. Makes 12 servings.

Tips

For a contrasting chocolate drizzle, melt 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces and drizzle the chocolate over the Caramel Frosting.


Caramel Frosting

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  • In a medium saucepan, heat brown sugar and butter to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and milk. Beat with electric mixer until it's a thick, drizzling consistency. Makes about 1 cup.

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