Gram's applesauce cake with apple butter

Yield: 3 Loaves

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon Salt
½ cup Unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup Unsweetened applesauce, warm
1 cup Raisins
½ cup Chopped nuts
2 cups Unsweetened applesauce
½ cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Allspice
1 pinch Ginger
1 pinch Cloves



An attraction presentation is to slice the chilled applesauce cake thinly, spread with apple butter, and make little sandwiches.

Cake ~--- Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt, and set aside.

Cream the butter until soft and fluffy and add the sugar gradually, beating until the mixture is light. Alternately add the dry ingredients and the warm applesauce, blending well after each addition. Mix in the raisins and nuts.

Pour into 3 small (6 x 3½") loaf pans and bake in a preheated 350 F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until done. Cool in the pans for 15 minutes. Remove, wrap, and chill before slicing. Serve with apple butter.

Apple Butter ~----------- Combine the applesauce, sugar, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Cool and spread on slices of Applesauce Cake.

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