Another Vintage Recipe from My Mother's Stash ... a Tasty Applesauce Cake
My Mother's Original Applesauce Cake Recipe
Cream together 1/2 cup of butter, 2 cups sugar, and 1-1/2 cups applesauce. Sift 2-1/3 cups flour, 3 teaspoons soda, 1 each B.P. cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Combine with first mixture, add 1 cup raisins dredged with flour. Beat well and bake. READ 'SPECIAL NOTES' BELOW BEFORE TRYING OUT THE RECIPE!!!
Special notes: For one thing, we thought the amounts of baking soda and sugar were excessive. Perhaps the listed amounts were because of the low elevation so at our higher elevation we used one teaspoon soda and 1-1/2 cups sugar. It worked just fine with those changes and the flavor was marvelous.
As usual with these old recipes, there were no other instructions. We looked at the amount of batter and decided that a 9X13 glass baking dish would be a good choice. As you can see from the picture, the single layer was slightly thinner then many cakes. Of course, we lined the baking with parchment paper for easy removal.
We baked the cake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Be sure to check to make certain it does not over bake.
Raisins were not added to the batter ... our preference ... BUT, if you like cake with raisins, just put them in.
Because there was not a recipe with the cake, the group requested cream cheese frosting. I had used the Easy Frosting recipe on page 141 of Nature's Golden Treasure Honey Cookbook (Joe M. Parkhill) before and really liked it. It is so quick and easy to make!
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
- Beat cream cheese until smooth, then add honey in a fine stream. Add vanilla and beat until smooth.
I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did. Be sure to check out my other Hubs that contain my mother's vintage recipes!