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Applesauce Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Applesauce Cake, by , is from The Cookbook of Elizabeth Ann O'Farrell Zeller, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Elizabeth Zeller
Added: Tuesday, October 2, 2007


1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg
2 c flour
1/8 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1 t cocoa
1 c chopped raisins
1 c chopped nuts
2 t baking soda
1/2 c hot water
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c applesauce

1 c powdered sugar
lemon juice

Cream together shortening, sugar and egg. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and cocoa. Combine dry ingredients with raisins and nuts. Dissolve soda in hot water, then add vanilla. Alternate flour mixture, applesauce and creamed mixture, mixing thoroughly. Bake in 300 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, uintil done, depending on size of pan.

Glaze with about a cup of powdered sugar with lemon juice to make thin consistency.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom wrote, "1992 good & moist" and "filled 2 9" foil pie pans - 30 min" "CD bake sale January 1992" (CD = Catholic Daughters)




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