Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Way to a Man's Heart~ Applesauce Cake & Caramel Drizzle #recipe

Applesauce Cake & Caramel Drizzle

Happy Derby Day! I'm running late again this weekend as I seem to be doing a LOT here lately in all aspects of my daily routines. Today, here in Kentucky it's the Run for the Roses, wonderfully big and beautiful hats and sipping mint juleps at the racetrack.

I've never attended the Derby and this year will mark the first time ever in my life I won't get to watch it because our switch from satellite to using just a converter box cut us off from having an NBC station we can pull in (plus hubby and I are going to see Iron Man 3~ SQUEE!)— but today I will leave you with something sweet and decadent to enjoy- a double recipe- cake AND topping!

It's not a mint julep, but it's some good southern style decadence in it's own right. ENJOY!

½ cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup chilled applesauce
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
½ cup raisins
½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. Cream butter or margarine with sugar.
  2. Add applesauce and beat well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, and spices.
  4. Add nuts and raisins.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8 inch square pan. Back at 350º for 40 minutes or until done. Serve warm with Brown Sugar/Caramel Icing (recipe follows)


Brown Sugar Icing (aka Caramel Icing)
Stick butter
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 cups Powdered Sugar
¼ cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla

  1. Melt butter in saucepan
  2. Add Brown Sugar, boil for 2 minutes
  3. Add Milk and bring back to a boil
  4. Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm
  5. Beat in Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
  6. Drizzle over cake (poke small holes in cake if you wish)

(this icing is also good over nutty cakes or yellow cake)

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