Saturday, March 7, 2009


This is an old fashioned, easy and quick to make
snack cake that requires things most people will 
have in their cupboard--and it tastes good! This cake
can be made with just a whisk and bowls, no need for
an electric mixer. I found it in my old Betty Crocker 
book that is falling apart at the seams from use.

I laid a pretty doily on top of the cooled cake, then
sprinkled it with powdered sugar  for just a bit of
decoration. The recipe book says this was an old
time quilting bee favorite--I can see why--it is
very moist and very flavorful. A keeper!


Grease and flour 13 x 9 pan, preheat oven to 350. If you are using a 
glass pan reduce temperature to 325.

2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice

Sift dry ingredients together with a whisk. Set aside.

1/2 cup soft shortening
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce

In smaller bowl mix ingredients together with whisk.

Add 2 eggs to mixture, stir together. Add this mixture
to dry ingredients, mix for 2 minutes.

Stir in 1/2 cup chopped raisins.

Pour into prepared pan, bake 45 to 50 minutes until cake
tests done with a toothpick in the middle.

When completely cool, lay a large doily on top and sprinkle
lightly with powdered sugar. A thin layer of cream cheese
frosting would be very good as well.


Becky said...

Sounds like something my kids would really enjoy... minus the cloves. :-)

Karen Deborah said...

yum yum yum

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Okay I'm trying this one (minus the raisins) and then I am running around my gardens to work off the calories I seem to pick up just clicking on your posts. YUMMY! Ummmm . . . I may have time to go try it right now. ; D

mary said...

I love apple cakes, so I need to try this recipe :) I am wanting to spend my time outside enjoying our wonderful spring weather instead of in my kitchen.

How is your big remodel going? I am soooooo ready to start on the inside of our home, but the outside is taking all of our time (and money!).

Have a wonderful week!

Kathy said...

I copied and looked forward to making this cake on Saturday. As I gathered my ingredients, I found the applesauce jar, 1/2 eaten in the fridge - moldy *gasp* I will stop at the grocery store today, for applesauce, this sounds like a wonderful breakfast cake.

Caution Flag said...

Okay, I'm moving to Alaska just to be near you. Every time I try one of your recipes, it doesn't turn out quite the same. If I move closer, I could just buy it from you!

Since we can't move tonight, I'll give this one a try. Where I grew up in Kentucky, they always made apple stack cake. It had several layers and it never tasted as good as the baker predicted.

Caution Flag said...

I did it! I did it! I did it! I made your cake, and my family LOVED it - even the kids who claim to eat neither applesauce nor raisins. They loved it so much, they asked if I will make more as soon as this cake is gone!

Consider yourself hugged, my newest BFF!

onno david said...

I love applesauce cakes. This cake is so pretty! It was a little more dense then I thought it would be, but it was still so yummy. I used fresh apple and toasted fresh coconut to put on top once it was baked. It was a big hit at the office for my coworkers birthday. I may have time to go try it right now. So yummy.....