I wrote a blog post and mentioned how happy everyone was as I made our typical cake with peanut butter frosting. That prompted blog reader, Cindy, to send me a recipe for Applesauce Cake. She said her mother often made and put peanut butter frosting over the top. Um…YUM. That sounds awesome.
I had applesauce in the freezer. I had frozen a bunch last fall when my friend Carla gave me apples. This was a perfect way to use some up…
The recipe calls for raisins and mine were getting a little dry so it was perfect to use them up in this cake.
I got the cake in the oven and debated on baking time. I put mine in a bundt cake pan as our family loves bundt cake and I love seeing a cake in the cake server.
I decided to honor Cindy’s grandma and make a peanut butter frosting. I don’t have a real recipe. I put in some butter, peanut butter, and some cream cheese. I soften that and then add a little milk or cream…then some powdered sugar until it’s a good consistency…pour it on the cake.
Here it is all finished. It’s really good.
I left the cake in the oven just a smidge too long. Next time I’m setting the timer for 45 minutes and then will check on it until it’s done. 55 minutes was too long.
When I initially opened the note from Cindy I couldn’t help but think the picture looked familiar. I took a wild guess and grabbed this cookbook of mine. It was a bridal shower gift from my cousin Charlott.
I paged through and yep. There is the same recipe.
Isn’t it crazy that I’ve had the recipe at my fingertips for 37 years and never tried the recipe? Yet I could still recognize the picture from the book. Crazy.
I’ll be making this again. It’s yummy and I have more applesauce!! Thanks for sending the recipe Cindy.