Applesauce Cake

There is one thing that nobody could deny, Aunt Millie could cook. That old stove, fired by corn cobs, was the source of many a cookie, countless cakes, and more cookies than a whole platoon of kids could eat. No way to adjust the temperature except to adjust the amount of cobs you put into the firebox. The kitchen was always hot, even on the coldest of winter days, but you always knew that there would be good food and equally good desserts on the table come lunch time.

Applesauce cake was one of Dad’s favorites. In and of itself, the cake would be enough dessert for any family, but it never ended there. There was a good chance that there was at least 1 pie, maybe a lemon meringue pie, apple pie or maybe cherry or peach pie. The choices were difficult, but no worry, if you didn’t have room to try them all, you could always stop by and grab a piece of your favorite pie later My mouth is watering as I write this post. Hmmmm…….

Applesauce Cake

Region of origin: N/A                                      Origin date: N/A

Tradition: Anytime                                           Prep time: 1 hr       Servings: 10


2 cups of unsweetened apple sauce        2 teaspoons of clove, cinnamon

2 teaspoons of baking soda                      1 teaspoon of nutmeg

2 cups of sugar

1 cup of seedless raisins

1 cup of butter

4 cups of flour


Cream butter and sugar. Mix soda in applesauce, add to butter and sugar. Sift dry ingredients, then add to first mixture. Bake in slow oven for 1 hour.

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