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G.G.'s Taft Cake Recipe

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This recipe for G.G.'s Taft Cake, by , is from G.G.'s Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Larry Jones
Added: Sunday, October 31, 2010


2 cups flour,
1 cup sugar,
3 T. cocoa,
1 T. cornstarch,
1 tsp. soda, not heaping,
1 tsp. cinnamon,
1/2 tsp. cloves,
1/2 tsp. nutmeg,
1/2 tsp. salt,
1 cup walnuts,
1 cup raisins,
1 1/2 cups cold applesauce,
1/2 melted butter

Put all dry ingredients in sifter and sift twice, add raisins, nuts and applesauce and beat well. Last add melted butter and beat well. Bake in greased loaf pan at 325 for about 1 hour. Frost, if desired, with butter cream or cream cheese frosting. Top with finely chopped nuts.

Number Of Servings:
Preparation Time:
80 minutes
Personal Notes:
This recipe was often baked at the cabin. It is a dense, flavorful cake.




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