Applesauce Cake

Cake – Applesauce                                  LHC “From Swansdown Recipe Book – 1935”


½ cup Shortening

1 cup Sugar


1 Egg

1 cup Raisins cut fine, floured

1 cup Currants or Nuts


1 ¾ cups sifted Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

¼ tsp Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

½ tsp Cloves


1 cup Applesauce (hot, thick & strained)


Cream butter and sugar

Add egg, raisins, currants/nuts and mix

Mix dry ingredients together and sift into above, mixing alternately with applesauce

Pour into greased loaf or other pan

Bake at 350


Topping (covers two of above cakes):

10 Tbsp Brown Sugar

4 Tbsp Cream or undiluted evaporated canned milk

6 Tbsp Butter

1 cup Coconut


Mix well, spread on warm cake and place under broiler for a few minutes until coconut just begins to brown.


[I remember this cake best with a lemon hard-sauce topping/frosting – TWC]



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