This applesauce cake is good just by itself, but the buttermilk glaze just
takes it to another level. This cake is moist and smells so good baking in the
oven. It’s not a rich dessert, but you can add a scoop of ice cream to it to
make it a little more decadent. This makes a good coffee cake. There are
quite a few ingredients, but it’s really easy to make.
Here is what you will need:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup oil or shortening
2 cups self rising flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup chopped nuts ( walnuts or pecans work well)
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease either a Bundt pan or a 13×9 inch baking pan.
Cream together the sugar, butter and oil (or shortening) until fluffy. Add the
eggs to the creamed mixture.
In another bowl mix flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in nuts and raisins, if
you are adding them.
Add the flour mixture and the applesauce alternately to the creamed mixture.
Add vanilla. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. A pick inserted into the center
should come out clean. Cool completely before inverting onto serving plate.
While the cake cools prepare the buttermilk glaze.
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and stir the first four ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until it
comes to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute stirring continuously. Add the
vanilla. Remove from heat and let sit to cool. The mixture will thicken as it
cools. When it has cooled, stir well and pour over the cake on the serving
platter. This is a glaze so it won’t be thick like icing, but should be thick
enough to coat the cake. Make sure your serving plate has some room around the
edges to catch any glaze that runs off..