heavenly applesauce cake

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By Win Spicer
from Frankford, DE

This is a fabulous recipe from a lady who is no longer with us. It is an old recipe and our family has enjoyed this cake for as long as I can remember! This is different in that you heat the applesauce, let it cool a bit and then slowly stir in the baking soda. Everyone always requests this recipe so you know you want to make it!!!

serves 16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For heavenly applesauce cake

  • 3 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 3 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 3 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    cloves
  • 1/4 tsp
    allspice
  • 1 c
    crisco or softened butter
  • 3 c
    sugar (can use 1/2 c. less if desired)
  • 3 c
    heated applesauce
  • 3 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 c
    maraschino cherries, drained and halved
  • 1 c
    raisins, dusted in flour or soaked in whiskey
  • 1 c
    black walnuts, chopped and dusted in flour
  • 4
    large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
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How To Make heavenly applesauce cake

  • 1
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a saucepan, heat applesauce, remove from stove to cool slightly. SLOWLY, stir in the baking soda and stir until baking soda is dissolved. Set aside.
  • 3
    In a small bowl, add nuts with a little flour. Stir to coat nuts. In another small bowl do the same with the raisins OR soak them in whiskey. In a third small bowl, add the drained and halved cherries.
  • 4
    In a large bowl, cream the Crisco. Slowly add sugar and cream together until light and fluffy. Add the applesauce mixture and vanilla. With mixer on medium, beat until well blended together.
  • 5
    Add eggs to the creamed mixture and beat well. Slowly, add flour mixture and mix well. With a spoon, fold in nuts, then cherries, and last the raisins. If soaked in whiskey, you don't have to drain the raisins; the choice is yours.
  • 6
    Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven 1 hour and 15 minutes. Note that the thickness of your pan influences total baking time. Best to check as ovens vary too.

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