Applesauce Cake with Penuche Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups pink applesauce or bottled applesauce

  • For pink applesauce:
    • 3 pounds McIntosh apples (about 8), cored and quartered
    • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup sugar

    • 1 large egg
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
    • 3/4 cup raisins, chopped and tossed in all-purpose flour to coat them

    For the frosting:
    • 3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
    • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
    • 3/4 cup milk

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