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mom's applesauce cake

Recipe by
Sandy Alley
Appleton, WA

My Mom got this recipe from a little German lady at Lake Quinault, WA, right after WWII. It was a constant in our house, when I was growing up, as it was my Dad's favorite! Mom served it unfrosted, as it was so nice and moist! Do not overbake, to prevent it becoming too dry.

yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For mom's applesauce cake

  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 2 c
  • 2-1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 2 c
    hot applesauce
  • 2
    large eggs

How To Make mom's applesauce cake

  • 1
    Cream together butter and sugar.
  • 2
    Add eggs and mix well,
  • 3
    Sift together flour, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda, and add in to butter/sugar mixture. (It will be thick, like cookie dough.)
  • 4
    Mix in raisins and nuts, and hot applesauce (I heat in small saucepan on stove, but microwave should work, also). Hot applesauce will thin down the dough into a batter.
  • 5
    Pour into a 9" x13" baking pan (sprayed with Baker's Joy, or greased and floured)
  • 6
    Bake at 350* for 45 to 50 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Start checking at 40 minutes. Cake is best if slightly underdone.
  • 7
    Serve plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or frost with cream cheese icing. I grew up eating it plain.

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