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Praline Applesauce Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (soft)
  Applesauce 1 Pound (1 can or jar, 1 2/4 cups)
  Eggs 2
  Seedless raisins 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Praline 3 (as required)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) Lightly grease and dust 1 8X1 1/2-inch baking pans and dust with flour.
3) In a bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
4) Mix in shortening and applesauce and beat with an electric beater, scraping down side of bowl frequently for 2 minutes at medium speed.
5) Put the eggs in and beat for 2 minutes more, or until blended
6) Stir the raisins in the flour mixture.
7) Transfer the flour mixture into pan.
8) Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in cakes comes out clean.
9) Place the pan over a wire racks and allow to cool the layers for 15 minutes.
10) Raise the temperature of oven to broil.

FINALIZING
11) Smear the praline topping over the warm cake.
12) Broil 6 inches from heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until turns golden.
13) Allow to cool on a wire rack.

SERVING
14) Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Raisin
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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