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Applesauce Raisin Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Applesauce Raisin Cake, by , is from Celebrations with Food, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Grandma Maudie Speer
Added: Thursday, January 11, 2007


2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups raisins
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. nutmeg

Boil raisins, sugar, shortening, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg in water. Cool and add remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes in a 9 1/2 x 13 pan.
Caramel Icing
1 tbsp. crisco
1 tbsp. white syrup
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
Cook until soft ball stage; then add this mixture to:
1/3 cup crisco
4 tsp. hot milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla




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