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Applesauce Fruit Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Applesauce Fruit Cake, by , is from Memorable Morsels Collection, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Irene Braddock
Added: Monday, October 10, 2005


1 c. seeded raisins 2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. chopped nutmeats 1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1/2 c. shredded citron 2 tsp. cold coffee
1/2 c. candied orange peel
2-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 c. applesauce, slightly sweetened
1 tsp. vanilla

Prepare one large or two small pans. Heat oven to slow heat, 300 degrees. Prepare fruits. If citron and candied orange peel cannot be had, cake may be baked without them. Sift flour, measure, and sift a little over the fruit, mixing lightly. Sift remaining flour with baking soda, salt and spices. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually, creaming well. Stir in well beaten egg. Add applesauce which has been drained quite dry. Add dry ingredients gradually, stirring them in well, but gently. Add fruits and seasonings. Stir gently to mix well. Turn into prepared pan and bake at 300 degrees, allowing about 1-1/2 hrs. for a large cake, or about 1 hr. for small cakes.




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