Applesauce Cake With Brown Sugar Glaze

This recipe saves calories by substituting equal parts cooking oil with Mott's applesauce.


  • 1 cup Mott’s® Applesauce Cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup raisins


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
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  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer on low speed.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla, and applesauce, and mix until combined. Mix in flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon until just combined. Finally, stir in pecans and raisins.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and bake 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  • While the cake is cooling, make the glaze. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat for 10 minutes to brown.
  • Pour browned butter, leaving brown bits behind, into a medium mixing bowl. Add vanilla, confectioners’ sugar, and milk to the bowl.
  • Mix ingredients together using an electric mixer on low speed until completely combined.
  • Remove cake from pan and pour glaze over cake. Slice and serve.