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Applesauce Cake from Aunt Erlene Recipe

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This recipe for Applesauce Cake from Aunt Erlene, by , is from The Phillips Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Clyda Hilliard
Added: Saturday, November 8, 2008


2 cups flour
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 shortening
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 16 oz. can applesauce
1 6 oz. jar of red maraschino cherries
1 6 oz. jar of green maraschino cherries
1 cup of chopped dates

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour tube pan. Sift flour and spices together. Add dates, cherries, and nuts into flour and stir until coated. Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs. Add applesauce, then flour mixture, and then fruit mixture. Beat after each addition, starting and ending with flour mixture. Bake at 350 about an hour or until straw comes out clean.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mother always made one at Christmas but I often asked her to make one for my birthday cake in June!
She also always made it with pecans and never walnuts.




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