Applesauce Spice cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Lynelle Caldwell


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


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

How to Make Applesauce Spice cake with Peanut Butter Frosting


  • 1Applesauce Spiced Cake

    1.Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.
  • 22.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.
  • 33.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
  • 4Peanut Butter Frosting

    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.
  • 5Spread on cooled cake. I also sprinkle chopped peanuts on top sometimes as well for added texture.

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