Recipe by Ann Arber
This is an applesauce cake my mother, Geraldine Lefever made every Christmas when we were growing up. I still make it now, and the wonderful aroma of it makes me think of that special lady every time.A family treat!
Top Review by Milla
Pretty nice cake, really does taste better after a few days. i used dried cranberries instead of raisins, which worked out well. i also added a touch of vanilla and nutmeg to the batter.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon clove
- 2 cups chopped nuts
- 2 cups raisins or 2 cups currants
- 2 cups applesauce
Directions See How It's Made
- Cream butter, sugar until fluffy.
- Add eggs and beat.
- Add flour to creamed mixture reserving a little to dredge fruit.
- Add nuts and raisins Add applesauce and stir well into mixture Oil 2- 9x5" loaf pans, or 3 smaller Bake at 350 for 50 minutes until clean in center.
- Slices best after two days (if you can keep people out of it that long) Great plain or with cream cheese.