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Applesauce Oat Cake Recipe

Applesauce Oat Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:9 servings


  • 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
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 435 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 59024
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

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

bythetree3 User ID: 7432090 130911
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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