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Applesauce Cake

  • 1 cup sugar (close packed brown) or white
  • Beat until soft: 1/2 cup butter (1/4 lb.)
  • Add sugar gradually, blend until very light.
  • Beat in 1 egg.
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour (or 1 5/8 cups regular flour)
  • Sift a little of the flour over:
    • 1 cup raisins (chopped)
    • 1 cup nut meats (pecans preferred)
  • Add to the balance of the flour:
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 1 tsp. soda
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp. cloves
  • Stir the sifted ingredients gradually into the butter mixture until the batter is smooth.
  • Add the raisins and nut meats.
  • Heat 1 cup thick lightly sweetened applesauce
  • Beat it into the batter
  • Bake in greased 8 inch square pan at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until done.

Modified from Joy of Cooking cookbook