Sunday, August 23, 2009

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Sauce


Applesauce Cake with Caramel Sauce

2 cups Whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
3/4 cup maple syrup ( I use pancakes syrup)
1/4 cup safflower oil (I use Smart Balance)
2 lg eggs
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients. Add wet to dry. Pour into a greased 9x9 pan and bake 30 - 40 minutes.

Caramel Sauce (From the Joy of Cooking -- Caramel Icing

Stir until sugar is dissolved:
2cups brown sugar
1 cup cream or 1/2 cup butter plus 1/2 cup milk. (I chose milk and butter method.)
Cover and cook about 3 minutes or util the steam has washed down any crystals that may have formed on the sides of the pan.Uncover and cook without stirring to 238 or 240 degrees.
Add;
3 Tbs butter
Remove icing from the heat and cool to 110 degrees. (I couldn't wait that long and made it to about 150.)
Add:
1 tsp vanilla
Beat the icing until thick and creamy.(I gave it a good stir, but didn't beat.) If it becomes too heavy, thin with a little:
cream
until it is of spreading consistency.

5 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

Oh YUM YUM YUM! Thanks for the recipe, but do you think you could just make me some and I;ll come over?

alexkeller said...

oh, yummy!

ScrappyGypsy said...

Oh my gosh that sounds sooo good! I can't wait to try it! What a perfect recipe for fall! Now if only we could get some fall weather around these parts LOL!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Do you have the "scratch and sniff" program loaded on your blog? I swear I could smell that cake when I looked at it! Looks absolutely wonderful! I'm gonna have to try that one!

Run Lori Run said...

This looks great, thanks for the recipe.