This sheet cake is an amazing and gooey. I really enjoyed eating this cake. It is a cake to make for a large group as the cake is so moist that it doesn't last long.
recipe adapted from chef-in-training.com
2 cups flour plus 2 Tablespoons flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup butter
1 cup water
½ cup shortening
½ cup buttermilk
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups peeled and chopped green apples
½ cup butter
6 Tablespoons milk
3½ cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
⅛ cup caramel sauce (I use caramel ice cream topping)
In a large mixing bowl, measure flour, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine. Set aside.
In medium sauce pan combine butter, water, and shorting. Bring to a boil. After mixture reaches a boil add it to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Add buttermilk, then baking soda, egg, apple sause, then vanilla in that order, mixing in between each addition. Stir in apples.
Pour into a inch greased jelly roll pan.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Let cool for about 10-15 minutes.
While cake is cooling, make frosting by combining butter, and milk in a medium mixing bowl. Microwave until butter is melted. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and caramel sauce and stir until smooth. Pour frosting evenly over cooled cake.