Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr
Many years ago, a new neighbor invited me for coffee. She served this delicious, moist cake and a few days later I asked her for the recipe. She wrote it by hand on a sweet little recipe card, which I still have. And 16 years later, she is my dearest friend.
- 1⁄2 lb unsalted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups applesauce
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour a 10-inch tube pan.
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.
- Sift dry ingredients together and then sift over applesauce mixture. Sprinkle with raisins and blend gently.
- Pour batter into pan and bake approximately 65-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes up clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes then remove from pan to finish cooling.
All five for simple, sweet, elegant, fast and cheap!