Friday, September 23, 2011

applesauce cake

Apple season is upon us! We have already picked a ton (well, not literally) of apples at an orchard and will probably also be buying more apples from a bulk buy group I belong to, so I am drowning in apples! We have already made fruit leather and applesauce. Since I know I will be stocking my shelves with lots of apple products, I have been trying to use up my older applesauce this week. Shoving it down my kids throats (luckily they love applesauce), and making baked goods to enjoy. I made this applesauce cake this week. This is an old recipe my mom used to make when I was a kid and I love it! Plus, it fills my house with the aroma of Fall and who can resist that?

Applesauce Cake
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 cups applesauce
1-2 cups raisins (depending on what you like)

--Cream shortening and sugar. Add in eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and combine with wet ingredients. Add applesauce and raisins. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes in a greased 9x 13 pan. Top with the following icing when cool.

3/4- 1 box (lb) powdered sugar
1 egg
1 cube soft butter
1 tsp. vanilla
--Combine all ingredients and add more powdered sugar until desired consistency.

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7 Responses to “applesauce cake”

Maggie R said...

Oh Yum!
I gotta try this

CrochetBlogger said...

Applesauce Cake sounds like a terrific way to celebrate the beginning of autumn!

Unknown said...

so happy i saw this post. i have an entire jar of applesauce that i need to get ride of. can't wait to see if mine turns out as good as yours looks.

Sandra Wilkes said...

Glad you're picking and making your own so you don't have to worry about arsenic! LOL! I'd love this recipe I know. Currently dieting. May save for later. My grandmother dried her apples and made fried apple pies from them. We called them tarts. Man were they delish!

chimera said...

This looks/sounds delicious! Have you ever substituted another kind of fat for the shortening? I don't use shortening but I was thinking of replacing it with some plain yogurt and canola oil.

I love using applesauce as a fat replacement in brownies - you've got me looking forward to apple picking in a few weeks!

keila said...

Oh my, this looks FABULOUS. I want some....NOW!! :)

KSK said...

Yum!!! I'm picking apples next weekend... I'll save this recipe for that! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

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