Applesauce Cake


applesauce cake (640x424)As I was cleaning closets this weekend, I found a box of my mother-in-law’s recipe. My mother-in-law immigrated from Germany after World War I when her aunt, who was already in America sent her a ticket for passage on a boat to America. She eventually married another German immigrant and they settled in the Hudson River Valley. This is a recipe that one of her friends gave her in 1952. It combines applesauce, nuts and raisins to make a tasty dessert or snack. Add a dollop of whipped cream for additional delight!

Applesauce Cake

1 cups all-purpose for

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cloves

Sift together all of the above dry ingredients. Then blend:

1/2 cup chopped nuts

1 cup raisins mixed with 1 tablespoon of the sifted dry ingredients

Cream together:

1/2 cup shortening

12 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

Blend in:

1 egg and mix thoroughly

Add alternately sifted dry ingredients and 1 1/4 cups applesauce

Blend in floured nuts and raisins. Mix thoroughly.

Pour into lightly greased, floured, 9 x 9 x 2 inch pan.

Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool and enjoy! You can also add a powdered sugar glaze. I used 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar mixed with 2 tablespoons of milk.


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