Applesauce Spice cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Lynelle Caldwell

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@caldwell1932

This cake was always my birthday request. My Grandmother even mailed me one in college and it lasted about 5 minutes in the Student Center. I made it easier using a spice cake mix but it tastes just like Grandma & Dad used to make!!


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Serves:

12+

Ingredients

APPLESAUCE SPICE CAKE

1
spiced cake mix
1/2 c
flour (at high altitude)
1 pkg
vanilla instant pudding (the smaller one)
3
egg
1 1/4 c
applesauce
1/3 c
oil
1 c
chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 c
raisins (optional)

PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING

1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
smooth peanut butter
2 c
powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp
milk (more or less as needed)

Directions Step-By-Step

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Applesauce Spiced Cake

1.Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.
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2.Combine cake mix, (flour if using), pudding mix, eggs, applesauce and oil in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts ( and raisins if using). Pour into bake pan.
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3.Bake at 350 ºF for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack. Turn right-side up. Cool completely
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Peanut Butter Frosting
Directions:

1. Place the butter and peanut butter into a medium bowl, and beat with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in the sugar, and when it starts to get thick, incorporate milk one tablespoon at a time until all of the sugar is mixed in and the frosting is thick, fluffy and spreadable. Beat for at least 3 minutes for it to get good and fluffy.
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Spread on cooled cake. I also sprinkle chopped peanuts on top sometimes as well for added texture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes