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Applesauce Oat Cake

Applesauce Oat Cake

"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"
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55 m servings
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Original recipe yields 9 servings

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  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 mixing 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. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cake.

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Reviews

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My husband and I loved this lightly spiced, moist cake. It is a great base cake that could be tinkered with to fit your likes. I am thinking of adding raisins, dried cranberries, nutmeg, and a...

Most helpful critical review

I needed to use up some applesauce that was getting old in the pantry, so I selected this recipe. I made it in a 9” springform pan, which worked out well. Rather than the confectioners’ sugar ...

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My husband and I loved this lightly spiced, moist cake. It is a great base cake that could be tinkered with to fit your likes. I am thinking of adding raisins, dried cranberries, nutmeg, and a...

Just made this and am eating it warm and without frosting. What a great little cake. Very moist, not too sweet, dense, but not heavy. I didn't have shortening, so I used a stick of butter ins...

This a review for the cake...(I used Cream Cheese II frosting + 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice to frost). This was a very good cake, easy and moist! I did add 3/4 cup of raisins (soaked in hot ...

This was ok, next time though I am going to use butter instead of the shortening and add in some ginger and allspice for some added flavor. Also as another mentioned will be using cream cheese ...

Haven't tasted it yet, but adult son says it's really good. Smells wonderful! Didn't ice this, and I cut brown sugar to 1/2 cup, added 1/2 cup of raisins, which provides a natural sweetness, and...

This was a moist cake, a little heavier then regular cake, but my husband (who is very picky) and I enjoyed it. We will definately make it again. Thanks for a great recipe!

Sweet dense snack cake. Works well without modification at high altitude (Denver). It was wonderful without frosting.

I made this super easy cake and everyone really enjoyed it with a cup of hot tea. Good little cake that's made of wholesome ingredients (I did reduce the sugar and add a bit of splenda). I did n...

I needed to use up some applesauce that was getting old in the pantry, so I selected this recipe. I made it in a 9” springform pan, which worked out well. Rather than the confectioners’ sugar ...

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