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Easy Applesauce Cake Recipe with Caramel Frosting

This homemade applesauce cake recipe produces a moist decadent cake.

I offer more easy cake recipes and desserts at the bottom of the page. 

Best Applesauce Cake Recipe #MissHomemade

This applesauce cake recipe is delightful and spicy – wonder with the caramel frosting. You may use the frosting recipe on the cake above also, if you wish. Don’t want to leave him naked do you?


1 cup shortening
2-1/2 cups homemade applesauce
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 TBS baking soda
1 egg

Caramel Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 cup homemade brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
1-3/4 to 2 cups homemade powdered sugar

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Melt shortening in large saucepan; add applesauce, white sugar and spices. Heat thoroughly. Stir in flour and baking soda. Add egg and mix well. Pour into prepared baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes.

Melt butter in saucepan; add brown sugar and boil over low heat for two minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and cool.

Add powdered sugar gradually, beating well after each addition until you have achieved spreading consistency. Spread over cake.

Recipe Notes

Homemade Applesauce Cake Recipe

Chocolate lovers rejoice. Here’s my chocolate applesauce cake recipe from scratch.


2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 TBS cornstarch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 egg, beaten well
1-1/2 squares chocolate, melted and cooled
1 cup homemade applesauce
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup chopped nuts
1/2 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract

PREHEAT oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour 8 inch tube pan.

Sift flour, measure and then sift with baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, salt and the spices. Cream the butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add well beaten egg and then the cooled chocolate and mix.

Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce and water. Add nuts which have been dredged in part of the measured flour. Add vanilla.

Bake for 325 degree for one hour. Frost with orange frosting below.


2 TBS butter
1-3/4 cups homemade powdered sugar, divided
1 egg yolk
2-1/2 TBS orange juice
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind

Cream the butter with 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Add the egg yolk; mix well. Then add the orange juice, orange and lemon rind, stir to mix. Add remaining 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar. Cream well and frost cake.

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