Monday, October 20, 2014

Butter Rum-Glazed Applesauce Cake

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Whenever SRC time comes around, I usually peruse my assigned blog and make a list of all the recipes I'm considering trying out. For this month's blog, my list was 20 recipes long. TWENTY! And I didn't even make it halfway through the site. I straight up had to cut myself off before my kitchen was overflowing with goodies and my waistline expanded three inches. That's what Jamie's blog, Our Eating Habits, will do to you. But in the best way possible, of course.
Since it's fall, I gravitated towards the apple and pumpkin recipes. I absolutely love going apple picking with my family every year, and this year was even more special since Bradley was able to join us for the first time (last year he was there, but he was still in my belly!). I used some homemade applesauce for this cake, and it was amazing. The cake was moist, and the glaze was perfectly sweet with just the tiniest hint of rum flavoring. Definitely perfect for fall. Enjoy!

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  • 1/3 cup butter (do not use margarine)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. butter (do not use margarine)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. rum flavor
  • 4 tsp. milk
Grease an 8×8 inch cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For cake, melt butter in medium-sized saucepan and cook over medium for about 2-3 minutes until it just starts to turn brown. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, applesauce and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.

To make glaze, melt butter in small saucepan and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes, again, until just turned brown. Remove from heat, stir in remaining glaze ingredients and pour over warm cake. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

Serve cake warm. Eat and enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Our Eating Habits


  1. Yum. This looks wonderful! Homemade applesauce is so much better than store bought. Makes my mouth water!

  2. I am so glad you picked this cake. It is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Really reminds me that I must make it again. Your pictures are lovely!

  3. Love this! Is it wrong that I wanted more rum in this? :-)

  4. What is it about fall desserts that are so appealing? yay for apple & pumpkin! This cake sounds phenomenal!

  5. This does look like the perfect fall cake. Applesauce and Rum!! YUM!!


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