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Chocolate Applesauce Cake

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Ingredients
  Sifted cake flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Cocoa 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Thick sweetened applesauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk/Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Nuts 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), chopped
Directions

Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices together and blend; set aside.
Cream shortening and butter; gradually add sugar, creaming until fluffy.
Add eggs in thirds, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Beating only until smooth after each addition, alternately add dry ingredients in fourths and a mixture of the applesauce and sour milk in thirds to the creamed mixture.
Stir in the chopped nuts.
Turn batter into an ungreased 10-inch tubed pan having a removable bottom.
Bake at 350°F about 1 hour, or until cake tests done.
Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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