Applesauce Cake with Maple Frosting

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This delicious creation was featured at CakeWalk. It sounds SO good!

Spanish Bar Cake (a.k.a. Applesauce Cake)
one 9x13 pan

2 1/2 c. white flour
2 c. sugar, raw or granulated
1/4 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
3/4 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. cloves
1/2 t. allspice
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. water or apple cider
1 pint applesauce
2 eggs
1 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped (or more)

Preheat oven to 350.

Sift or mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry, and stir until well incorporated but do not over mix. Fold in the raisins and walnuts.

Spread into a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 25-35 minutes. Cake is done when tester comes out clean, and the top is lightly browned. (Time varies depending on the size and variety of your pan.)

Cool completely, and frost with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
powdered sugar (3-4 cups more for thicker frosting layer)
milk (2-3 T.)
1/2 t. (or more) Mapleine (maple flavoring)
(optional 1-2 T. butter)

Beat the cream cheese and optional butter until well mixed. Add Mapleine and enough powdered sugar to create a thick frosting. Thin with a bit of milk, and correct with additional powdered sugar should it get too runny.