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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

  • 1 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


  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. 

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