Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dad's 4th of July Birthday Cake

Applesauce Cake

l stick (1/4 cup) of margarine
1 egg
2 cups sugar
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts
Cream together the margarine and sugar, add the eggs and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients together then add alternately with the applesauce. Fold in the raisins and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

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  1. When Gary and Tammy got married I had completed a course on cake decorated at the local community college and thought I knew something so I voluntered to decorate their cake. And Jill voluntered to bake it. Gary requested an applesause cake. Mother had been baking applesause cake for years so we asked her for the recipe. Gary and Tammy were married in the temple and we requesrws the recipe just as they were all getting ready to leave for the ceremony. Mother couldn't find her recipe so she pulled down a recipe book from the shelf and found one that said applesause cake and said here is a recipe. It was not this recipe, not her recipe, it was all together different, but we didn't know it. This recipe called for the cake to be cooked for a very long time and it must have been a lower temp. It had lots of apple sause in it, more like a fruit cake I think, Anyway in the end the cake turned out underbaked, I wanted the cake to be beautiful but different so I colored the frosting light blue to match the color of the dresses of the wedding party. The dresses had white flocking on them so the cake was blue with white decorations. The interior of the cake had a grey look, the blue frosting reminded me of mold growing on something. I was so disappointed, no one else said anything, but I sure wished we woould have had mothers "own" applesause cake for the occasion. i wonder if there is a picture of that cake around somewhere.