Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Applesauce Cake

Happy Birthday Captain Awesome!

I use my KitchenAid mixer for this one, because I believe in overkill.

Two sticks of butter with 1 1/2 cups brown sugar until creamy.
Mix in 2 eggs.

3 cups flour
1/2 Tablespoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon, unless it's in the applesauce already
1 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon or less salt
2 cups applesauce.

Mix it all again.
add 2 cups of raisins and stir them in by hand, unless you forgot this year again.

Put in that pretty big cakepan that looks like it would hold legal paper.  I think it takes an hour to bake.

Frosting (the last argument of kings)
melt another stick of butter with another cup of brown sugar.  Add a pinch of salt and 2/3 cup of cream.  
Rinse the cake batter out of the mixer bowl, and put this hot concoction in.  Add four cups of powdered sugar (from my interminable food storage.  Apparently we'll be eating cake during the apocalypse) and a teaspoon of vanilla.

When the cake is out and cooled off, spread this on top.  (The cake stays in the pan, because that's what I did the first year we were married)  If you were disorganized (again) spread the frosting (still warm) on the hot cake (oh well) because if something's worth doing, it's worth doing before the birthday man arrives home.

Understand that he's going to put his slice in a mug and pour milk over it.

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