Spiderweb Applesauce Cake
Want to make a
fun and different cake for Halloween?
This is a spiderweb applesauce cake that we made at home.
The recipe was in the Betty Crocker Halloween magazine, volume 19, number 8
that was on display in September 2010.
The cake is made from scratch. The recipe calls for:
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of applesauce
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 container (1 pound) Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy dulce de leche
frosting (or you
can use cream cheese frosting)
- One-quarter cup of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy vanilla frosting
(from 16 ounce container)
- 24 brown candy-coated peanut butter candies (from a
12.7-ounce bag of multicolored candies)
- 24 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits (from
12-ounce bag of multicolored baking bits)
- 2 tablespoons of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy chocolate
frosting (from 16 ounce container)
The picture below shows all the ingredients:
Follow the instructions below to make your cake:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and the sides of
a 15x10x1 inch pan. (You can use either cooking spray or shortening).
2. Mix the flour, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda and the cinnamon in
a large bowl. Next, you add the oil, vanilla, applesauce and the
eggs and beat with an electric mixer until smooth (low speed is
recommended). Spread into baking pan evenly.
3. Bake for 28-32 minutes. The surface should be a deep golden
brown. Insert a toothpick into the center and if it comes out clean the
cake is ready. Let the cake completely cool for about an hour.
4. When the cake is thoroughly cooled, frost with the dulce de leche
frosting. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Leave cake in the pan.
5. To decorate, we used a reseal-able food-storage plastic bag; sealed the bag
and cut off 1 tiny corner then we piped the vanilla frosting in a spiral in one
of the corners where the 4 squares meet. Then we pulled a toothpick from
corner of each square through lines of frosting 4-5 times to create the
spiderweb. (See picture below.) Repeat to make 6 webs.
6. Place 1 peanut butter candy and 1 baking bit next to the spider web on
each square. Spoon the chocolate frosting into another reseal-able food-storage
plastic bag; seal the bag and cut off 1 tiny corner like you did above.
Pipe the chocolate frosting to make 6 legs on each of the spiders.
The picture below shows the finished cake:
If you're wondering what the spiderweb applesauce cake tasted like - it was delicious!
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