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    Applesauce Spice Cake With Cream Cheese

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    1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup chilled light butter
    1 1/2 cups chunky applesauce
    1/4 cup apple butter
    2 large egg whites
    1 large egg
    3 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup raisins
    Cooking spray
    Cream Cheese Icing
    1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Beat sugar and butter at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 5 minutes). Add applesauce, apple butter, egg whites, and egg; beat well. Add flour and next 4 ingredients (flour through salt); beat well. Stir in raisins. Pour batter into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

    Spread Cream Cheese Icing over cake, and sprinkle with pecans.

    Cream Cheese Icing
    1 1/2 teaspoons chilled light butter
    1/2 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, chilled
    2 cups sifted powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Beat butter and cheese at high speed of a mixer until fluffy. Add sugar; beat at low speed until well-blended. Add vanilla; beat well.




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