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Classic Applesauce Cake

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  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Sifted all purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsweetened apple sauce 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Baking powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Chopped seedless raisins 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Coarsely chopped walnut meats 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Lemon icing 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as needed)
  Walnut halves 1 Tablespoon (for decoration)

1. Line and grease a 9 x 9 x 2 inch cake pan.
2. Heat oven to 350°F.
3. Beat shortening with sugar until light and creamy.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, adding 1 tablespoon flour with each egg. Beat in thoroughly.
5. Stir in apple sauce.
6. Sift together the remaining flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices.
7. Add to the beaten mixture in 3 portions alternately with the water. Mix in each portion thoroughly.
8. Lastly, stir in raisins and walnut meats.
9. Turn batter into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes until cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
10. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then finish cooling on a rack.
11. When cooled, frost with Lemon Icing, and decorate with walnut halves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4497 Calories from Fat 1624

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 188 g289.9%

Saturated Fat 73.7 g368.7%

Trans Fat 7.2 g

Cholesterol 876.3 mg292.1%

Sodium 3104.2 mg129.3%

Total Carbohydrates 699 g233%

Dietary Fiber 22.4 g89.5%

Sugars 584.9 g

Protein 45 g89.3%

Vitamin A 72% Vitamin C 12.4%

Calcium 63.6% Iron 67.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Applesauce Cake Recipe