Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake Recipe

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Connie Zuidema

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@Zchef

I thought this was my grandma's recipe but it is actually her mother's, which would make it my great grandma's recipe! A very hardy, moist cake which really needs no frosting.

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Serves:
18
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 c
shortening
2 c
hot applesauce
3 1/2 tsp
baking soda
4 tsp
cocoa powder
1 c
chopped raisins
2/3 c
chopped nuts
3 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves

How to Make Applesauce Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Dissolve baking soda and cocoa in enough hot water (a couple of tablespoons or so) to make a thick paste.
  • 2Cream together sugar, shortening, applesauce, and baking soda/cocoa mixture.
  • 3In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon and cloves.
  • 4Combine creamed mixture and dry mixture with a wooden spoon; stir in raisins and nuts.
  • 5Grease and flour two 9 inch square cake pans and place half of the cake batter in each pan.
  • 6Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean.

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About Applesauce Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom