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Applesauce Oat Cake Recipe
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Applesauce Oat Cake Recipe

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The spicy aroma of this cake brings back childhood memories of my mother's kitchen. This small cake is just right for a couple of cake lovers. -Donna Perkins, Mineral Wells, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • FROSTING:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 435 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the applesauce to a slow boil. Stir in oats; remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar. Add egg; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves; add to the creamed mixture alternately with applesauce mixture.
  3. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Oat Cake in Reminisce November/December 2002, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 435 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 315 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

I did not make the frosting, but the cake was tasty!

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

I found this recipe in a news clipping from my Mom. It was published in the Petersburg, Va "The Progress-Index" in March of 1971 by Aileen Claire NEA food editor.

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