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Brown Applesauce Cake

Yield one 10 - inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup chopped black walnuts
  • Brandied Hard Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter in large mixing bowl; gradually add brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, beating well.

  2. Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, soda, salt, and spices; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat well after each addition.

  3. Dredge raisins and black walnuts in remaining 1/2 cup flour; fold into batter. Pour batter into a greased and floured 10 - inch tube pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 15 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely. Serve with Brandied Hard Sauce.

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