Jun 4, 2021
Image: Applesauce cake - tasteofhome.com
In a couple of days (June 6th to be exact) It'll be Applesauce Cake Day. Since it's also the anniversary of D-Day, here's a recipe from tasteofhome.com to make in advance and let sit so the flavors develop - if you can keep your family's hands off of it, that is!
This moist applesauce cake recipe is a treasured heirloom passed down from a grandma who cooked for a family of 13 during the Depression. At reunions, it's the first dessert gone...including the crumbs!
Grandma's Applesauce Cake
3/4 cup raisins
1 cup hot water
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 large egg
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Confectioners' sugar, optional
1. Preheat oven to 325°
2. Place raisins and hot water in a small bowl; set aside.
3. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Beat in egg.
5. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce and water.
6. Drain raisins; fold into batter with the walnuts.
7. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
8. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
9. Place pan on a wire rack to cool.
10. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.
11. Serve warm or cold.
9g fat (2g saturated fat)
48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber)
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