We made (too much) applesauce earlier this week from the first early local apples (Jonathans). Applesauce cake is a
I am serving this with a dusting of icing sugar, and a dollop of whipped cream on the side.
You Will Need:
2 2/3 cups plain flour
2 cups granulated sugar (I cut this to 1 1/4 and it was still quite sweet)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (bicarb)
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup soft shortening (I used Crisco)
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Add shortening and water, and beat well for 2 minutes. Add applesauce and egg and beat 2 minutes longer. Tip the batter into the pan and bake 25-30 minutes, or until cake tests done with a toothpick (mine took closer to 38 minutes, but ovens vary). Cool 15 minutes in pan, then turn out onto a rack top cool.