Applesauce cake circa 1943

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Vegetable shortening
1 cup Sugar
½ teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Egg
1 cup Applesauce
2 cups All-purpose flour
⅔ cup Raisins -- chopped
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
⅔ cup Walnut meats -- chopped

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. Add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture. Add raisins and nutmeats. Pour into 9-inch greased tube pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 hour. Let stand until cold.

Remove cake from pan.

I have a book called "Cooking Behind the Fence: Recipes and Recollections from the Oak Ridge '43 Club." (c1992) It features recipes from the '40s when Oak Ridge, TN was fenced and people had to have a security clearance to get in. I picked one recipe for you. If you have any particular kind of recipe you would be interested in let me know. The person who supplied this recipe remembers that there was only one grocery store in the area back in 1943 and she remembers waiting in line for 2 hours to buy soap powder.

Recipe By : "Cooking Behind the Fence: Oak Ridge 1943 Club" Cookbook From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991 File

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