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Applesauce Cake

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup Butter, softened
2 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 cup golden raisins or raisins
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup Butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup chopped pecans optional
Combine all cake ingredients except raisins and pecans in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until ingredients are moistened. Beat at high speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Stir in raisins and 1/2 cup pecans. Pour into a greased 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
Melt 1/3 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly and watching closely, 4-6 minutes or until butter just starts to turn golden. Remove from heat. Cool completely. Combine browned butter, confectioners sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding milk beat until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup pecans if you like.