I can't believe I haven't shared this favorite cake recipe with you.
In fact, for awhile I hadn't made it.
My oven wasn't working well and of course I keep telling myself I don't need to bake.
But let me tell you, when I couldn't bake I missed it alot.
This morning I am having one of my all time favorites, Applesauce Spice Cake.
The recipe comes from an old posting from Better, Homes, and Gardens.
Applesauce Spice Cake
2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Blend in mixer bowl, sifting together flour, sugar, salt,
baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice.
Add applesauce, shortening, and water; beat 2 minutes.
Add eggs; beat 2 minutes more.
Stir in raisins and walnuts.
Pour batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes
or until toothpick comes out clean.
When cooled ice top with the following:
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons cream or milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Combine all ingredients, spread on cake.
Optional, sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
The icing recipe is from an old cookbook, Blue Ribbon Recipes,
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