Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Applesauce Cake

I thought I would share something a wonderful lady gave me a long time ago. I am using this on the wedding cake I am making for a couple this weekend.

I call it an apple spice cake. It's nice and moist and just plain yummy!!!

1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup Brown sugar
1 Cup unsalted butter
3 eggs
4 Cups applesauce (chunky applesauce is nice as it adds bits of apple in your cake)
5 1/2 to 5 3/4 Cups sifted flour
4 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Cups raisins - plumped (to plump i just cover them with water or apple juice and heat them in the microwave until boiling. let them set and absorb the liquid. You can do it on the stove top as well in a pan.)
1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamed. You want them to get creamy and lighter in color. Then add the eggs and mix them in. Scrape the bowl as you go.

mesure out your applesauce and set aside. Measure out the dry ingredients and sift them together and set aside. Mix in half the apple sauce and mix well scraping the bowl as well. Add half the flour mixture and mix well, and as always scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the other half of the apple sauce mixing well and then scraping the bowl. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix and scrape the bowl again. Mix for about two min. or until well incorporated. Mix in the raisins and the chopped nuts.

Bake at 350*F or 45 min. in a greased and floured cake pan.

Add figs or candied fruit for a fruit cake that is moist and very good. (Not at all like the fruit cake that when you drop it, it breaks your toe or puts a dent in the floor.)

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