This is a lovely easy cake to make. One which everyone seems to enjoy.
for the frosting:
Preheat the oven to 350 F / 177 C.
Combine the molasses and the applesauce in a large bowl.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a 2nd bowl, including the chopped walnuts, if using.
Grease an 8 inch square baking pan.
Mix the applesauce-molasses mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until evenly moistened.
Don’t over mix as it will beat out the air.
Pour into the greased baking pan.
Bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched.
to make the frosting:
Blend the margarine and powdered sugar together, I use a fork.
One tablespoon at a time, add the lemon juice until it is a smooth, yet thick frosting.
Allow the cake to completely cool before frosting.
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