From the recipes of Grandma L.
Grandpa loved applesauce cake, and I remember Grandma serving it for all of his birthday dinners. I was trying to remember why this is such a vivid memory, and then it dawned on me — I don’t think I ever ate applesauce cake on Grandpa’s birthday because I hate raisins! At my house, it’ll be served raisinless…or maybe with nuts and chocolate chips?! –Mellyn
- 2 cups applesauce (Grandma always used 1 quart)
- 2 teaspoons soda
- 1/2 cup oil (Grandma used butter or shortening)
- 2 eggs (or 1/4 cup egg powder plus 6 Tablespoons water)
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon (Grandma used 3 tsp)
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg (Grandma used 3 tsp)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa (Grandma used 3 tsp)
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves (Grandma used 1 tsp)
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups raisins (or nuts and chocolate?)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine applesauce and soda. Set aside.
- Cream butter, eggs and sugar together.
- Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, cloves and flour. Beat vigorously. If it seems to thick, add a little milk.
- Fold in raisins.
- Bake in a greased 9×13 pan for 45 minutes.
- Frost with your favorite buttercream frosting.
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