Apple Sauce Cake 1930
The only identifying characteristic is that it is dated "1930" -- which would have made her about 20 years old when she acquired it.
There is no mention of icing of any kind, but that is not unusual. Mom was a fan of sweets but she did not care for them to be overly sweet. This is probably more of a coffee cake because of the spices.
I've never tried it personally... that I remember... I am simply posting her recipes.
1 1/2 capple sauce
3 cflour, all purpose
1 Tbspvanilla extract
1 Tbsplemon juice
2 tspbaking soda
1/2 tspcloves, ground
1 tspcinnamon, ground
1 tspnutmeg, ground
1 cnuts (walnuts or pecans) chopped
How to Make Apple Sauce Cake 1930
- Cream the butter and sugar then add the applesauce and raisins, stir well
- Sprinkle one cup of flour and then add the vanilla and lemon juice, stirring well
- sift dry ingredients including spices with remaining flour and add to mix
- add the nuts and stir hard for 2 minutes (I assume this was by hand -- I am not sure when electric mixers came out, but we did not get one until the late 1950's)
- pour it in a deep pan lined with paper --
Note: A deep pan would make a tall cake (like coffee cake) rather than a long flat one, and I assume that is parchment paper. That is what is written in the recipe but this sounds like it may be a spring form pan or an angel food cake pan.
If I were trying it out I would probably grease and flour a 9x13 pan rather than use the paper which would also probably shorten the baking time - meaning bake until done -- until the center springs back or a straw comes out clean.
- Bake in a slow oven at 250 degrees for 1 and 1/2 hours -- this is, of course, the directions for the tall pan with the paper lining
- Note 2: I find the directions for this cake a little unusual but I have related them as she wrote them. If anyone has more experienced advice, please let me know. Thanks!!