Applesauce Cake with Butter-Rum Glaze

Traci Coleman


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.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
30 Min


  • CAKE

  • 1/3 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon

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

How to Make Applesauce Cake with Butter-Rum Glaze


  1. Heat oven to 350. Grease a 9" square cake pan.
  2. In 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.
  3. While butter is melting, in large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon.
  4. Add warm butter mixture to the dry ingredients. Combine well and pour batter into prepared cake pan.
  5. Cook 30-35 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Prepare 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.
  7. Let set about 30 minutes before serving. For nice garnish, lightly sprinkle ground cinnamon over frosted cake.

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About Applesauce Cake with Butter-Rum Glaze

Course/Dish: Cakes

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