JoSele Swopes Recipe

Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake

By JoSele Swopes JODIE57

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JoSele's Story

I have used this recipe for many a years...The kids loved this because they could grab it and the times I would make my raisin lemon sauce for it too like I do for my gingerbread recipe...I serve the sauce hot on the cake...This is a fabulous recipe I found in one of my old readers digest cookbooks....


2 c
cake flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
clove, ground
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c
walnut pieces
2 large
eggs, beaten

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350*...Spray cake pan with cooking oil and flour pan lightly...Oblong cake pan
Sift flour with baking soda and baking powder, salt and spices then set aside...Mix milk, vanilla, and applesauce...set aside...Cream butter till light, add sugar gradually, cream till fluffy....add eggs beaten, beat mixture for 1 minute...
Add dry ingredients alternating with applesauce mixture, begin with dry and end with dry, adding 1/3 of the total at a time...Beat till smooth...Mix in nuts...

Spoon into cake pan, bake for 35 minutes or till springy...serve warm or cooled...with or without sauce or frosting...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Cakes
Hashtag: #applesauce

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JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Oct 8, 2012
Thank you Jennifer have you had a chance to rate it as of yet? I am so glad your family ejoyed we love it, I love to make the hot lemon raisin sauce to put on top...I have even switched the raisins for currants on this one and it is even better....
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Sep 21, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
JoSele Swopes JODIE57
Sep 21, 2012
I make this all the time with my warm lemon raisin sauce for the topping...I have never had the issue of it falling apart. I will put the eggs in there for you though.
Aug 20, 2012 - belinda poole shared this recipe with discussion group: Sweet Treats