Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake

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Serves: 16
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2 c cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp clove, ground
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 c applesauce
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
3/4 c walnut pieces
2 large eggs, beaten

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JoSele Swopes Recipe
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JoSele's notes for this recipe:
I have used this recipe for many a years...The kids loved this because they could grab it and go...by the slice...at 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....
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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...

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Feb 1, 2011
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user lisa elliott lisaelliott - Feb 1, 2011
user JoSele Swopes JODIE57 - Feb 1, 2011
It is GOOD...I always made this for the kids as they were growing up...or if I had an excess amount of applesauce...we are big on applesauce around this house...Thanks guys...
user Doreen Fish dfish - Feb 1, 2011
Its a save for me...Thank you JoSele!!!

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