Applesauce Cake with Butter-Rum Glaze

Traci Coleman

By
@TraciB70

Applesauce and cinnamon smell so good in the oven! And let me just say that this is a very moist cake and the rum flavored frosting combined with the cinnamon in the cake is just to-die-for.

The recipe makes a small cake, perfect for small family dessert.

Recipe originally from the Betty Crocker website.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

CAKE

1/3 c
butter
3/4 c
sugar
1 c
applesauce
1 tsp
vanilla
1 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground cinnamon

GLAZE

2 Tbsp
butter
1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
rum flavor/extract
3-4 tsp
half-and-half or milk

Step-By-Step

1Heat oven to 350. Grease a 9" square cake pan.
2In medium saucepan, melt 1/3 cup butter over medium heat. Once melted, cook for about 2 minutes until butter just starts to turn brown. Remove from heat. Immediately add sugar, applesauce and vanilla, combining well.
3While butter is melting, in large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
4Add warm butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Combine well and pour batter into prepared cake pan.
5Cook 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
6Prepare glaze: Melt butter (in microwave or stovetop). Add remaining ingredients, combining well until smooth. Let cool about 5 minutes to allow some thickening; glaze will be slightly thin. Pour over warm cake.
7Let set about 30 minutes before serving. For nice garnish, lightly sprinkle ground cinnamon over frosted cake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes