Saturday, August 1, 2009

Applesauce Cake

I've been in love with this cake from the first time my sister-in-law made it for a family party. One bite screams out comfort, fall, family. I love this anytime of the year not just because of the flavor, but it is easy to make because it's all items that I have on hand. I use my homemade applesauce with has cinnamon in it. May want to add a bit more if you are using plain. You'll love the way your house smells after baking this one. Think I'm gonna make cupcakes out of this so I can call them muffins and eat it for breakfast.

2 c Sugar

½ c Shortening (or coconut oil)

2 Eggs

2 ½ c Flour

1 ½ t Baking soda

1 ½ t Salt

¼ t Cloves

¾ t Cinnamon

½ t Allspice

1 ½ c Applesauce

½ c Water

1 c Raisins (optional - I omit)

½ c Chopped nuts (optional - I omit)

Cream sugar and shortening and add eggs. Add all other ingredients. Blend 30 seconds on low, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high. Pour into greased and floured 9 X 13 or layer pans. Bake at 350 for 60 – 65 min (9X13) or 50-55 min (layers). Spread with cream cheese frosting or sprinkle with granulated sugar on batter before baking for quick topping.

Pairs amazingly well with cream cheese frosting.

Total Costs: $2.80

Sugar $.75 (Aldi's)

Eggs $.20 (Meijer/Aldi's)

Shortening $.10 (Meijer)

Flour $.75

Applesauce $1.00 (I make my own)

Other - from stock

Made into muffins, these are great for grab-n-go breakfast or snack

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jenelle - I just realized you had another blog - love the theme! This recipe sounds fantastic. I have a whoel jar of leftover applesauce that I used for another recipe and I'd rather not just eat it plain. This'll be perfect! Thanks for sharing :)


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