Friday, February 13, 2009

Applesauce Cake Recipe

Here is a recipe for Applesauce Cake that everyone will love, and the home made applesauce is the best ingredient of all. Measure out one cup of the applesauce.Chop one half cup walnuts.Pictured here is a wooden bowl and a Mezzaluna Chopper, or Demi Lune chopper. The size of the bowl should match the curve of the metal part of the chopper. These are readily available in speciality cooking shops and on line. Sometimes this tool comes with a hollowed out square of wood, instead of a bowl, but the walnuts stay inside the bowl better than the block of wood.Measure one half cup of vegetable oil.Measure seven eighths 7/8 cup brown sugar. This amount should be approximated. Almost filling the dry measuring cup should do it. Use either light or dark brown sugar.Combine one half cup raisins to the mixture.Sift together 1 3/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon powdered cloves.Recycle the heavy waxed paper that comes in cereal boxes, for a good surface to sift upon. Sometimes a good clean cotton dish towel works well too.Use dry measuring cups and the sharp side of a spatula for exact measuring.Combine all ingredients until well mixed. Scoop into a glass baking dish and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean. Please note that you might want to double this recipe because the family will make the cake will disapear so quickly, especially if you top it off with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. If it is doubled increase the time a bit.This is one style of antique Mezzaluna Chopper. Sometimes they have two knobs at either end of the metal piece, in any event they make interesting collectibles because there are so many different designs, and they are easy to display.This is the old plate that the cake sits on. It is a blue onion pattern.This is the English mark on the reverse of the cake plate.This is the mark on the reverse of the saucer, "Liberty Blue Historic Colonial Scenes Old North Church Made in england."

Applesauce Cake Recipe

1 cup applesauce
7/8 cup brown sugar
½ cup melted shortening or oil
1 ¾ cups flour sifted
1tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. powdered cloves
add ½ cup raisins & ½ cup chopped nuts

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Add wet ingredients and raisins & nuts. Scoop into a greased pan and bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean. Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


Elizabeth said...

Getting better and better!

Bobby said...

I've had this cake myself and it's excellent.

Nice work on the blog!