Iowa Applesauce Cake Ingredients
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
Cream Cheese Frosting
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar Instructions
Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat butter or margarine for 30 seconds.
Add both sugars and egg; beat until combined.
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce to butter mixture.
Stir in raisins and nuts.
Pour batter into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and spread evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted
near the center comes out clean.
Cool in pan on wire rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat together cream cheese, softened butter or margarine
and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar.
Beat in remaining 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cups confectioners'
sugar to make a spreadable frosting. Spread on cake.
For a decorative finish, set a doily lightly on frosted cake and sprinkle
lightly with a mixture of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Carefully remove the doily.
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