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Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

The recipe for this delicious Applesauce Cake was given to me by a sweet lady named Barb. Her mother would make it for her birthday and sometimes for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This cake became a family tradition and I can see why because it is simply amazing. I love old recipes and I can definitely see this cake becoming a family favorite in my home. The cake is so moist and flavorful and eaten with a cup of coffee is just heavenly. Thank you Barb, for this outstanding recipe!

Applesauce Cake


2 1/2 cup applesauce

2 1/2 cup light brown sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

3 cups flour

1 tsp nutmeg

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp allspice

pinch salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 cup raisins

1 cup chopped dates

1 cup nuts (I used walnuts)


Cream shortening and sugar together In a separate bowl, add soda to applesauce - it will be foamy - then add to shortening and sugar mixture. Sift together flour, salt, and spices, then add one cup at a time to the first mixture, blending well between each addition. Dredge nuts, raisins, and dates lightly with a small amount of flour, and add to first mixture. Add 2 unbeaten eggs last and continue to mix lightly until eggs are blended into the cake. Pour into a greased, lightly floured tube pan. Bake in a slow oven (325 - 350) for at least one hour. I baked mine at 340 for 1 1/2 hours. Drizzle with a buttercream glaze. Buttercream glaze Mix half stick of melted butter, 1/4 cup milk, tbsp vanilla extract, and 2 to 3 cups of powdered sugar depending on how thick or thin you like the glaze. Note: Tube pan is best. Bundt pan seems to stick.

For a video tutorial visit my YouTube channel

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