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Applesauce Teacakes with Brown Butter Frosting |

Applesauce Teacakes with Brown Butter Glaze

  • Author: Connie
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 1 dozen 1x




  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 24 teaspoons milk
  • ground cinnamon


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of each (12-count) mini bundt wells with baking spray or grease and flour; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat until butter begins to turn brown in color, about 2 to 3 minutes. Watch carefully to not burn the butter. Once ready, immediately remove from heat and transfer to a small bowl. Mix in applesauce and vanilla.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix in applesauce mixture until just blended. Spoon batter into each mini bundt well about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes.
  5. To remove, carefully flip baking pan upside-down onto a plate or gently guide an angled spatula or butterknife around the edge of the teacakes to remove from its well. Allow teacakes to further cool on a wire rack.
  6. Meanwhile, brown butter as in Step 2. Transfer browned butter into a small bowl and whisk in confectioners sugar and 2 teaspoons of milk until smooth. If glaze is too thick add an additional teaspoon of milk one at time mixing in between each addition.
  7. If necessary, trim bottom of teacakes to ensure they lye flat.
  8. Spoon glaze along the top of each teacake allowing glaze to run down the sides. Sprinkle with cinnamon.


If glaze begins to thicken while you are still working on the teacakes, add an additional teaspoon of milk and mix between each addition.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
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