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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Icing
Description: Caramel icing makes everything taste better, and this rich and moist applesauce cake is no exception.



Prep Time:15 minutes
Bake Time:65 minutes
Freezing:excellent without icing

Ingredients Preparation
CAKE
1/2 cup[125 mL]Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
1 1/2 cups[375 mL]sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups[625 mL]Robin Hood® Nutri Flour Blend™ Omega-3 & Fibre
2 tsp[10 mL]baking soda
1/4 tsp[1 mL]salt
1/4 tsp[1 mL]cinnamon
1 1/2 cups[375 mL]unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup[125 mL]raisins
1/2 cup[125 mL]chopped walnuts

CARAMEL ICING
1/4 cup[50 mL]Crisco All Vegetable Shortening
2 tsp[10 mL]Robin Hood Original All Purpose Flour
1 cup[250 mL]packed, light brown sugar
2/3 cup[150 mL]Carnation® Regular, 2% or Fat Free Evaporated Milk
  walnut halves, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease an 8½” or 9” (21 cm or 23 cm) spring form pan.

Cake: Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy in texture. Beat in egg.

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate large bowl. Stir into shortening mixture alternating with applesauce, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of applesauce. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven about 60 to 65 minutes or until deep golden and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 20 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack.

Caramel Icing: Melt shortening over low heat in saucepan. Stir in flour for 1 minute. Whisk in sugar and evaporated milk, whisking until melted and smooth. Bring to boil. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly until thickened. Let cool 5 minutes. Pour over cake letting excess drip down sides. Garnish with walnut halves.

Makes 12 servings




Applesauce Cake with Caramel Icing
 
Rate: 3 rating(s)

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (135 g)
Calories 466
Protein 5.9 g
Fat 19.1 g
Carbohydrate 71.7 g
Fibre 3.7 g
Sodium 288 mg
Cholesterol 16 mg