Start with a Duncan Hines spice cake mix. In large bowl place three eggs, one third cup oil, one fourth cup water and mix.
Add two cups home made applesauce left a little chunky.
Add the spice cake mix, one half cup brown sugar, one fourth teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon cinnamon, one half teaspoon nutmeg and one fourth teaspoon cloves.
If cake batter is too thick add 2 or 3 tablespoons water or enough to give it a good consistency. Place in 9 x 13 greased baking pan. Bake at 3:50 until just barely done. Over baking takes away flavor.
When cake has cooled make the icing.
In small sauce pan melt I stick of butter and add one cup brown sugar.
Boil 2 minutes on low heat stirring constantly with wood spoon that has a flat end.
Remove from burner, add one fourth cup milk and bring to a full rolling boil.
Remove from heat and allow to cool to 120 degrees.
Add vanilla and stir in 2 cups confectioners sugar. Beat by hand until ready to spread on cake right in the pan you baked it in.
Now enjoy the fruits of you labor with a hot cup of fresh made Starbucks coffee (find it on your grocers shelf!) YUM!!!! YUM!!!!!