Recipe by Jo Ann L
I got this from another site, where it was credited to Meal Master. It's not a fancy dessert-for-dinner cake, but more like a snack cake or coffee cake. It's very moist and buttery-sugary.
Top Review by Joseph K.
I used an organic applesauce that is not particularly sweet. Given the previous reviews, I sprinkled turbinado sugar on the top of the batter in the pan before baking. It made for a nice contrast in texture and added that bit of extra sweetness that might have been missing otherwise.
- 1 1⁄4 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3⁄4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 3⁄4 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring applesauce to a boil in a small saucepan; remove from heat.
- Stir in oats and raisins; cover and let stand 20 min.
- (Mixture will be thick and will thicken up more while standing, so you should have the rest of the batter ready by the time the 20 min. are up.) Beat butter at medium speed with an electic mixer until fluffy.
- Gradually add sugar, beating well.
- Add egg and beat well.
- Combine dry ingredients and add gradually to creamed mixture, mixing just until blended after each addition.
- Stir in applesauce mixture.
- Pour batter into a 9-in. square pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Bake at 350 for 30-40 min. or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on a wire rack.
- (I found I liked this best served slightly warm.).