Friday, December 11, 2009

Applesauce Cake

Today's recipe is...

Applesauce Cake

1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda dissolved in
2 tablespoons hot water
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup chopped seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cream shortening. Add sugar gradually and continue to beat until fluffly
Add well beaten eggs and combine thoroughly
Sift flour; measure and sift again with salt and spiced
Add 1/3 of the applesauce to creamed mixture and blend
Add dry ingredients alternately with remaining applesauce, beating thoroughly after each addition
Dissolved soda in hot water and add to mixture. Mix thoroughly
Chop raisins and nuts on a board and flour lightly
Fold these into mixture
Pour into a large, greased loaf pan 5x9x4 inches.
Bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour
Excellent flavor and keeps well
For variation , replace half of the applesauce with 3/4 cup strained apricot pulp

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