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Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

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I bake this in soup cans at holiday time. They make wonderful gifts at Christmas.

Ingredients

2/3 cup shortening
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1-3/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
3 cups flour, sifted
1/3 teaspoon baking powder
1-3/4 teaspoons soda
1-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
3/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1-3/4 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1-1/2 cups chopped dates or raisins

Instructions

Cream shortening and sugars together. Add eggs and beat until creamy. Add applesauce and mix well. Sift flour and soda, baking powder, salt and spices together. Add all dry ingredients to batter alternating with water. Blend in fruits and nuts. Bake in a greased and floured 9x13-inch pan at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream or a powdered sugar glaze.

Audrey Anderson
Aledo



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