Oatmeal applesauce cake

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour, sifted
1 cup Oatmeal
2 teaspoons Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Cloves, ground
2 cups Nuts; chopped
¼ teaspoon Nutmeg, ground
2 cups Raisins; chopped
1 cup Dates; chopped
½ cup Shortening
¾ cup Sugar, brown
2 \N Egg; well beaten
2 cups Applesauce, thick

Mix the flour, oatmeal, soda, salt and spices; mix about half a cup with the nuts and fruits. Cream the shortening until soft and smooth; gradually add the sugar, creaming until fluffy, then beat in the eggs. Add the flour mixture alternately with the applesauce, beating well after each addition; beat in the fruit-nut mixture. Turn into a greased loaf pans and bake in moderately slow oven (325 F.) about 1 hour.

Nuts and dates may be omitted, if desired. Yield: 2 small loaves, 6 x 3 inches, or 1 large loaf, 11 x 3 x 3 inches. This cake will keep moist for several days if stored in a closely covered cake box.

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