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Applesauce Cake

Applesauce Cake

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Back Story of this Recipe

This is another recipe that has been in my family for a couple generations. I raised boys. They liked sweets, but not the overly sugary stuff. This recipe can be altered, or have things like wheat germ and brewers yeast powder added to boost the nutritional value yet not be detected. This was one of my boys early favorites in the "grab and go" category.

Description

This is a heavy cake that can be iced, but is equally delicious with just a dusting of powdered sugar to give it a finished look. My family and friends like it best still warm from the oven.

Nutrition

Calories 102 kcal 5%
Cholestrerol 85 kcal 3%

Ingredients

The original recipe includes the instruction to make your own applesauce. I use 1 can of unsweetened applesauce which, thankfully, is available in the grocery store.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 cup soft shortening (I use butter flavored Crisco)
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce (1 can is usually the right amount)
2 eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup plumped raisins (place raisins in a microwave safe container, cover with water and heat on HIGH for 3 minutes to plump. Cool and drain before mixing into batter)

Instruction

1
Grease and flour 13 X 9 pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Sift together dry ingredients. (I sift the flour, but just mix the rest in gently with a whisk)
3
Add in the shortening, water and applesauce, Beat for 2 min.
4
Add eggs, Beat for 2 more min.
5
Stir in the walnuts and/or raisins if you like them. The cake is wonderful without them if you prefer.
7
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.