I've just made this cake and it was outstanding, having almost the taste and consistency of pumpkin pie, but so much faster and easier to make. I used 1 2/3 cup sugar, 3/4 cup oil (no added applesauce),two teaspoons vanilla, two teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and added 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/2 cup golden raisins. Before baking the cake in a 9 x 12 glass baking dish I sprinkled about two tablespoons of brown sugar on top of the batter. Baking time was approximately 35 minutes. After the cake had cooled about 15 minutes, I melted 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave and added about 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice, and then enough powdered sugar to make a thin glaze, which I poured over the cake. A lemon juice glaze would probably also work well, using less juice of course. My husband loved this and so do I. I'm quite picky about which recipes go into my permanent file but this one definitely makes the grade with the changes I made, which make the cake healthier and I suspect perhaps even more delicious.
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I've just made this cake and it was outstanding, having almost the taste and consistency of...