THE A & P Original SPANISH BAR CAKE !

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Nancy J. Patrykus

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@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

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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

How to Make THE A & P Original SPANISH BAR CAKE !

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!

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About THE A & P Original SPANISH BAR CAKE !

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




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