Chocolate Applesauce Cake
|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|
|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|
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 350Â°F about 1 hour, or until cake tests done.
Cool 15 minutes before removing from pan.