THE A & P Original SPANISH BAR CAKE !

Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

Do you remember? The A&P grocery store and the famous SPANISH BAR CAKE? The Great American Tea Co. was founded in 1859. Later the name changed to A&P. In 1937 A&P published The Womans Day magazine! From 1972to1974, 800 hundred stores were closed Then in 1979 A&P was sold.
If you miss the cake here it is.
I have baked this cake years ago. It is loaded with raisins, spices, walnuts etc.Now I would like to share this famous cake with you.I remember going to the A&P in the early 40s for mom. When all the food & owner was behind the counter.
He would take our order and even and even bag it!

Rating:
★★★★☆ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Family & guests
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
flour
1-1/2 c
sugar
1-1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
allspice, ground
1/2 c
vegetable oil
2 c
applesauce
2 medium
eggs...slightly beaten
1 c
raisins.....plump them in warm water,drain and use. .(add these last, after everything else is mixed)
...........frosting.......
8 oz
cream cheese ...softened
4 Tbsp
butter, softened
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1-1/2 c
confections sugar
1/3 c
milk
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, fresh
walnuts are an option...your choice

Step-By-Step

1Gather your spices and the other ingredients together.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking soda.
Then add the cocoa,cinnamon,salt,nutmeg and allspice.
Mix well.
2Next add the vegetable oil,applesauce,and the beaten eggs.
When all of the above is mixed,
Add the plumped raisins.
Put in a greased and floured 9x13 cake pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30to35 minutes
In a pre-heated oven.
3FROSTING:
Mix the cream cheese,butter,vanilla,
confectioners sugar, milk and
lemon juice together.
Spread on the cake
****YOUR OPTION:
To make a layer cake, just like the original Spanish Bar Cake (see main foto) cut the cake into 2 pieces, then spread the frosting between the layers and on the top.
Step back in time and enjoy this great cake!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #bar, #raisin, #walnut, #Old, #A P