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.


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15 Min
30 Min


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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


  • 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.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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