Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake


Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake


2½ cups sifted all-purpose flour
1¾ cups sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
1½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup shortening
1 can (15 oz) applesauce (1¾ cups)
3 eggs (⅔ cup)
1 cup seedless raisins, chopped
1 cup finely chopped walnuts


1.                  Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease well and flour a 13-by-9-by-2-inch baking pan.
2.                  Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices into large bowl of electric mixer. 
Add shortening and applesauce; beat 1 minute, at low speed, just to combine.
3.                  At medium speed, beat 2 minutes, constantly cleaning side of bowl with rubber scraper and guiding batter into beaters.
4.                  Add eggs; beat 2 minutes.
5.                  Combine raisins and walnuts; fold into batter with rubber scraper.
6.                  Turn batter into prepared pan; bake 45 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean
7.                  Let cake cool completely in pan on wire rack.  To serve, cut into 16 rectangles.  Frost as desired.

Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake was made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was taken from McCall CookBook, the chapter on “One-Bowl Cakes”, page 123 an edition of between 1950 –1960s. 

PDF Version of  Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake

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