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Sourdough Applesauce Cake

 Sourdough Applesauce Cake
This is the perfect cake for anyone watching what they eat especial diabetics. The applesauce nearly eliminated the sugar in this cake and it is so moist and delicious.—Gloria Secor, Kenosha, Wisconsin
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups Sourdough Starter
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • About 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Maple flavoring to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Directions

  • For cake, cream together shortening and sugar; beat in eggs. Stir in

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Sourdough Applesauce Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the starter, applesauce, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, blend salt, baking soda and sugar. Sprinkle over
  • batter; stir in gently. Add flour; stir until smooth. Add nuts and
  • raisins; stir well. Pour into two greased-and-floured 9-in. round
  • baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near
  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For icing, combine butter, sugar and egg yolk. Add flavoring; set
  • aside. Beat cream with 1 teaspoon sugar; fold into icing. Frost
  • cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 633 calories, 31 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 625 mg sodium, 86 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.