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Raisin-Applesauce Cake

Yield one 8-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg, mixing well.

  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg; add to creamed mixture. Stir in applesauce and lemon rind. Dredge the raisins and pecans in remaining 1/2 cup flour; stir to coat well. Fold into batter.

  3. Pour batter into a greased and waxed paper - lined 8 - inch square pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean. Cool.

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