Applesauce cake, the perfect cake on a cool fall afternoon. Light and airy texture and loaded with the flavors everyone loves, applesauce, cinnamon, raisins and pecans.
1/2 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 1/2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Allspice
1 1/2 cups Applesauce
1/2 cup Raisins or Craisins
1/2 cup Pecans
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan
Cream the butter and sugar until light.
Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
Sift dry ingredients together. Add to creamed mixture, alternating with applesauce.
Stir in raisins and pecans.
Turn applesauce cake batter into greased and lightly floured pan.
Bake Grandma's Applesauce Cake until cake checks done when using a toothpick or cake tester. Cool in pan.
Grandma's Recipe Note: An additional 1/3 cup raisins can be substituted for the 1/2 cup of pecans, if desired.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!