Click for Cookbook LOGIN
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie."--Jim Davis

World War Applesauce Cake (WWII) Recipe

  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for World War Applesauce Cake (WWII), by , is from Hanover Academy's Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Angie McDonald (Michael McDonald, preschool)


2 eggs
2 sticks margarine, soft
2 1/2 c. flour
1 c. raisins
2 c. applesauce (2 1/2 c. for a more moist cake)
1 c. nuts (black walnuts are preferred - Uncle Allen confirmed)
2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 tsp. cloves
3 tsp. allspice
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix dry ingredients except raisins and nuts in one bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix margarine with sugar, and beat for one minute. Add eggs and beat 2 minutes. Add applesauce and blend.

Slowly combine both bowls of ingredients and mix thoroughly, then add raisins and nuts. Pour into a well-greased and floured tube pan.

Bake for approximately 60 minutes. Check with a toothpick. If necessary, bake an additional 10 minutes.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
"Tom and Suzie was visiting with Grandma shortly after we were married when Susie asked her for the recipe. She shared with her that she would make this cake "for my boys who were fighting in the war." She said that it shipped well and with all those spices, it did not spoil. I'm sure a lot of love and prayers went into making the cakes. She was so thankful that her boys got home safely."

Angie McDonald is Michael McDonald's great-great-grandmother.




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 1,500,000 in our family cookbooks!