A Man’s Favorite {Applesauce Cake}

cake

I made a cake from my Gramma’s recipe box this week – A Man’s Favorite (Applesauce Cake).  It was a perfect cake for a weeknight fall meal – simple flavors, ingredients I had on hand, fast to mix up, and made a smaller-than-most sized cake.  My gramma got this recipe from a friend of hers from when they lived in Texas – I just love her penciled in addition of Applesauce Cake after A Man’s Favorite.  I have to wonder if someone was being cheeky naming the cake this, or were they serious and it was the man’s favorite?

 batter

I especially liked the addition of my homemade applesauce and a full cup of raisins.

frosted

I added a quick powdered sugar glaze by whisking together until smooth: 4 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1-2 teaspoons almond milk.  

I don’t have much to report on right now – I’ve been busy with some big projects at work, wrapping up some artworks and fun decorating ideas at home, and I have been trying to squeeze in as much outside time as I can right now.  It is the most ideal weather right now, in my book, 50s and 60s in the mornings and 70s in the afternoon.  Walking, biking, and enjoying my fair city has been at the top of my agenda.

A Man’s Favorite {Applesauce Cake} 

1/2 cup crisco (I used margarine)

1 cup sugar

1 cup seedless raisins

1 cup applesauce

1 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons hot water

(Optional: add about 3/4 cup of nuts walnuts or pecans)

Blend crisco, sugar, and egg thoroughly in one operation.  Add raisins and applesauce.  Then add the spices and salt with flour, and add in several portions.  Before the last of the flour is added, stir in the soda dissolved in hot water.  Beat well, pour into a greased loaf or tube pan and bake about 1/2 hour in a 350°.  (I found it to take about 1 hour to bake thoroughly, but test it with a knife, in the center, to see if it comes out clean).

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