The Real Spanish Bar Cake

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 10
Prep Time:
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Ingredients

2 1/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c brown sugar
3/4 c white sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp cocoa, unsweetened
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ginger
1/2 c canola or vegetable oil
1/4 c melted butter
1 c applesauce
1 c sour cream
2 medium eggs
1 1/2-2 c raisins, soaked in warm water about 5 minutes to plump
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
8 oz cream cheese softened
4 Tbsp soft butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 plus c powdered sugar
1/3 c milk (use only if you need to)
1 Tbsp lemon juuice

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Gail Herbest Recipe
x8
Well Seasoned
Bangor, ME (pop. 33,039)
Gaillee
Member Since Jun 2010
Gail's notes for this recipe:
Does anyone remember The Spanish Bar Cake that A&P grocery stores use to have? This is about as close as I have found to the real thing!
The first bite brought back great memories YUM!!! I found this on another site a while back and just got around to making it. I frosted mine with a cream cheese frosting and it was perfect.

Photo is my own
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Directions

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees F
Prepare a 9x13 in.pan by spraying with non stick spray
2
In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients together.
3
add oil,melted butter, applesauce, sour cream and eggs mix well and then add in the raisins, stir to combine
4
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until done when tested with a toothpick. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
5
frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting (or butter cream can be used)
6
For cream cheese frosting- Mix all ingredients beating well adding more milk or powdered sugar as needed to make it smooth and easy to spread

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user Gail Herbest Gaillee - Feb 21, 2011
I shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
user Jane McMillan janenov46 - Feb 21, 2011
Do I ever, loved this as a kid. Thanks for the recipie!
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Feb 21, 2011
OMG!! SOUNDS SO GOOD...
user Brandi Kirkpatrick IdGirl25 - Feb 21, 2011
Brandi Reil [IdGirl25] has shared this recipe with discussion group:
I NEED a Picture to Cook!!!
user becky bodzenski bbodzenski - Feb 21, 2011
that is one of the best cakes ever and your recipe sounds just like it

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