Applesauce Cake with Brown Butter Frosting
Applesauce Cake with Brown Butter Frosting is a moist, easy to make, fall inspired scratch made cinnamon spice pecan cake flavored with applesauce!
To make the cake:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This can be done by hand or in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Mix in applesauce. egg, and vanilla.
In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix into wet ingredients until well combined, scraping bowl as needed. Stir in pecans.
Transfer to prepared baking dish and bake in preheated oven 35-40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. When done, remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack.
To make the brown butter frosting:
While the cake is cooking, make the frosting. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk frequently, scraping teh bottom of the pan. As the butter foams, continue whisking and scraping to release any brown bits that may stick. Once the butter solids have sufficiently browned and begin to smell nutty, remove from heat. Take care to not burn.
Using the whisk attachment on a stand mixer, beat browned butter with confectioners sugar on medium speed. Add vanilla.
Continue to mix and add milk or half and half, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is achieved and frosting is smooth.
Frost over cooled cake and sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of chopped pecans.
Calories: 444kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 273mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.5mg