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Frosted Apple Raisin Cake

This cake is a perfect family dessert or afternoon snack. Made with Musselman’s Original Apple Sauce.

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Apple Raisin Bars

  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup MUSSELMAN’S® Original Apple Sauce
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ cup raisins


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

  2. Step 2
    In a large mixing bowl cream butter and brown sugar well, then add the egg and apple sauce.

  3. Step 3
    In a medium bowl mix the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Add to the wet mixture and beat until smooth. Stir in the raisins by hand.

  4. Step 4
    Pour batter into the baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  5. Step 5
    In a medium bowl, melt 2 Tbsp of butter. Blend in powdered sugar and enough milk for spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

  6. Step 6
    Spread frosting onto cooled cake and let set for 20 minutes. Icing will slightly harden making it easier to cut into bars. 

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. maria says:

    Inedible! The recipe clearly states “1 cup butter”. I knew this had to be too much but followed the recipe anyway. What a waste of applesauce, not to mention 2 WHOLE STICKS OF BUTTER! It took twice as long to bake, and turned out like a sponge dipped in grease. It went straight into the trash can.

    1. Musselman's says:

      Our sincere apologies, and thank you for letting our customer service team know of the typo. The recipe has been corrected to be 1/4 cup of butter.

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