Grandma's Applesauce Cake Recipe
This moist cake recipe is a treasured heirloom passed down from my Grandma Stuit, who cooked for a family of 13 during the Depression. At reunions, it's the first dessert gone...including the crumbs! —Joanie Jager, Lynden, Washington
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 1 cup hot water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 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. Place raisins and hot water in a small bowl; set aside.
- 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce and water. Drain raisins; fold into batter with the walnuts.
- 3. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 300° for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 12-16 servings.
1 serving (1 piece) equals 282 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 237 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.
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