Sunday, August 21, 2011

Nana’s Applesauce Raisin Cake

I had a request for the recipe for my grandmother's Applesauce Raisin Cake, so here ya go!
 Nana’s Applesauce Raisin Cake
 ½ cup shortening
1½ cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
1 cup applesauce
2 cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chopped raisins

Cream shortening (I use unsalted butter) and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Add applesauce and sifted dry ingredients. Beat until smooth, and fold in raisins. Bake in greased 9x9x2 inch pan at 350-degrees for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven. I usually check after 45 minutes by inserting a toothpick in the center. If it's wet, put cake back in the oven and check again after another 5 minutes. For the icing (always the best part!) mix 4-6 tablespoons of butter with 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, adding milk in teaspoon amounts until creamy. I usually add a few dips of lemon extract, but I don't think that was a part of Nana's original recipe. If it gets too thin, add additional confectioners sugar--too thick, add a little more milk.

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