Monday, November 17, 2008

Dessert Contest Idea: Opinions Needed

The following recipe was posted on the bargain board today and with the crazy week I've got, this might be the easiest, as I have all the ingredients on hand. What do you think?


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk

For Cake: Mix white cake mix with applesauce until smooth. May take more or less applesauce. Use at own discretion.

Pour mixture into a 9X9 inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Bake at 350°F in a conventional oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until cake tests done.

For Icing: Melt butter in a sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients for the icing, stirring rapidly with a wire whisk until smooth. Pour over warm cake.

Here were some additional notes:

  • The cake mix powder is mixed with applesauce ONLY, do not prepare the cake according to the directions on the box!
  • Many people poked holes in the baked cake before adding the topping. It tastes a bit different, but is not necessary.
  • The 'icing' is VERY runny, but don't worry, it's supposed to be!
  • Some posters added cinnamon to the cake or the icing. Again, not necessary.
  • The recipe calls for a 9x9 pan, but you can use an 8x8, 9x13 and 11x7 and it will worked fine every time.

Does this sound prize-winning? I love all the suggestions I've gotten, and remember I still have the Christmas dessert contest I can use them for. With WC's appointment tomorrow I'm going to be short on time this week and the contest is Thursday.


Unknown said...

I am a sucker for apple cake ... sounds yummy to me!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not convinced it will be very appl-ey tasting with just applesauce. I recently made muffins with a box of spice cake and a can of pumpkin instead of the ingreds listed on the box and they rocked! You could do that one in a bundt or rectangle pan and I think that icing recipe would be perfect with it!

Anonymous said...

oh, or how bout this one? CHIPS AHOY! Cookies & Milk Dessert at looks yummy and easy!

C. Beth said...

Worth a shot! I'd be happy to come taste it for you, you know, just to let you know if it's really good enough. :)

Dessert is worth a road trip!