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applesauce spice cake with peanut butter frosting

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Recipe by
Lynelle Caldwell
Durango, CO

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!!

(1 rating)
yield 12 +

Ingredients For applesauce spice cake with peanut butter frosting

  • 1
    spiced cake mix
  • 1/2 c
    flour (at high altitude)
  • 1 pkg
    vanilla instant pudding (the smaller one)
  • 3
  • 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

  • 1
    Applesauce Spiced Cake 1.Preheat oven to 350 ºF. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Spread on cooled cake. I also sprinkle chopped peanuts on top sometimes as well for added texture.

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