Applesauce Spice Cake
½ cup butter 2 cups sifted cake flour
1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs, lightly beaten ½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ cup chopped nuts 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped raisins 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Add nuts and raising. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake in a moderate oven (350° F.) for 1 hour. If baked in layers, bake only for 25 minutes. Makes 1 loaf (8 x 4 inches) or 2 (9-inch) layers.
½ cup shortening 1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cloves
1 egg, beaten ½ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups sifted cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon allspice
Cream shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients together 3 times and add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture, beating thoroughly after each addition. Pour into a cake pan lined with waxed paper and bake in moderate oven (350° F.) 45 minutes. Makes 1 cake (8 x 8 x 2 inches). Frost with Caramel Frosting (see below).
1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla or
½ cup water ½ teaspoon lemon extract
Make a syrup of the sugar and water and cook to the soft-ball stage (238° F.). Remove from the fire and cool while the egg-whites are beaten, then pour the syrup in a thin stream on to the stiff whites, beating the mixture constantly until thick enough to spread. Add the flavoring.
Chopped nuts may be stirred into the frosting just before spreading.
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