Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
If you make your own homemade applesauce than this is the cake recipe for you. Using store-bought just will not work ( I tried, very dry and hard result). But with the homemade this is a very moist, delicous and versatile cake, I have served it plain sans icing, iced it with my grandmothers butterscotch icing or vanilla or cream cheese icings, all with rave reviews. So if you've got a couple cups of left over applesauce give it a try!
- 3 cups homemade applesauce
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup solid shortening
- 2 cups raisins
- 4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- Grease and flour bundt pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- With electric mixer combine shortening and sugar, add applesauce and raisins. ( Yes, use the beater to beat in the raisins.) Add the dry ingredients mixing well until all ingredients are well incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack until completely cool, ice as desired.
Very good cake. I made half the recipe as it otherwise would be too large a cake for us. Baked it in a 9x5x3 loaf pan and it needed 1 hour 10 minutes in the oven.
You said in the recipe description that it was useless to bake the cake with store bought applesauce, well I kind of disregarded that and used store bought anyway. If the cake would be a failure I knew it was completely my own fault. But-store bought applesauce worked perfectly! The cake was moist and not hard at all. Maybe the applesauce here is different.
Anyway, a very good cake with lots of flavour.
Thanks for posting.
Made for PAC, Spring 2011.