The recipe has been handed down from my Mom's step-mother. To us grandchildren she was always Mommom. This recipe is one of the wonderful lasting imprints she left on our family.
I've updated the recipe a tad, mostly re-arranging the directions to make it easier to follow. (I tend to do that with recipes.)
Mommom's Applesauce Cake
Ingredients (in order of use):
- 4 C unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 2 C sugar
- 1 C butter (or shortening, but I think butter's better)
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ C applesauce
- Sift together in medium bowl: flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger, nutmeg. Set this aside until needed.
- Measure out remaining ingredients: sugar, butter, eggs, applesauce.
- Grease a tube pan and line the bottom with wax paper.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
- Add eggs, 1 at a time.
- Continue mixing, adding flour mixture alternatively with applesauce.
- Pour into greased and lined tube pan.
- Bake at 350° 1 hour, 20 minutes. Test for doneness.
- After removing from oven, let cool about 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.
- Run a thin knife around the edge, to release the cake and invert onto a cake plate.
- Slice and serve. Or let cool completely and slice and serve.
This is a very dense cake, similar to pound cake in consistency. It's wonderful for dessert or for breakfast. You can make this cake in a bundt pan, but I prefer a tube pan because the bundt pan is a bit too small for the cake.
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