Easy to make and oh so good!

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8x8 inch baking pan.

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  • Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat well.

  • Blend in cinnamon, flour, baking soda and salt; add raisins, nuts and applesauce. Mix well.

  • Place batter into the prepared baking pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

Nutrition Facts

246 calories; 11 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 314 mg sodium. 35.3 g carbohydrates; 3.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2004
I have made this twice now, the first time I made it according to Michelle's recipe and found it to be good, but it did not bake completely in the middle (even after baking close to an hour- edges were burning and middle was not set) and the bread rose up over the sides of the pan... so I made it again with some changes and it was excellent- here are my changes: 2 eggs instead of just 1 and baked it in a greased 9 x 13 pan for around 30 min- more manageable size "square" (not so high rising" and middle baked up completely.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2002
This recipe has some mysteries. One egg is listed in ingredients but in instruction it says eggs (plural) I used 1 and it was crumbly so maybe 2? Also this is a cookie recipe? It calls for a 8 inch sq. pan and baking time took 50 minutes instead of thirty. Maybe it was supposed to be a 9x 13 pan for cookie squares and not cake squares. Probably will not make again. Flavor is okay but needs whipped cream or frosting of some kind. Read More
(15)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2004
I have made this twice now, the first time I made it according to Michelle's recipe and found it to be good, but it did not bake completely in the middle (even after baking close to an hour- edges were burning and middle was not set) and the bread rose up over the sides of the pan... so I made it again with some changes and it was excellent- here are my changes: 2 eggs instead of just 1 and baked it in a greased 9 x 13 pan for around 30 min- more manageable size "square" (not so high rising" and middle baked up completely.) Read More
(74)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2004
I have made this twice now, the first time I made it according to Michelle's recipe and found it to be good, but it did not bake completely in the middle (even after baking close to an hour- edges were burning and middle was not set) and the bread rose up over the sides of the pan... so I made it again with some changes and it was excellent- here are my changes: 2 eggs instead of just 1 and baked it in a greased 9 x 13 pan for around 30 min- more manageable size "square" (not so high rising" and middle baked up completely.) Read More
(74)
Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2002
This recipe has some mysteries. One egg is listed in ingredients but in instruction it says eggs (plural) I used 1 and it was crumbly so maybe 2? Also this is a cookie recipe? It calls for a 8 inch sq. pan and baking time took 50 minutes instead of thirty. Maybe it was supposed to be a 9x 13 pan for cookie squares and not cake squares. Probably will not make again. Flavor is okay but needs whipped cream or frosting of some kind. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
This was such a hit with my family! I had to substitute some things due to food allergies (used olive oil instead of butter rice flour sunflower seeds instead of walnuts). I also used 2 eggs and it made it just like a cake. I'm planning on making it for my son's birthday cake (since he's the one with all the food allergies). I've made it 3 times in the last 3 weeks and for different people- everyone raves about it and it's pretty healthy too! Read More
(11)
Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2005
I am not a fan of this recipe. It is missing something and it took more like an hour to cook. I would suggest using a 13X9 pan to cook it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2008
These are dense cookie bars. My house smells great when I bake them. I made the following changes: I used oil instead of butter brown sugar instead of regular replaced half the flour with whole wheat flour used no eggs no vanilla no nuts added 1/4 tsp nutmeg and baking powder instead of baking soda. I baked them at 350 in a 9x13in pan for about 45 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2010
This recipe is AMAZING! My daughter printed out the recipe and has made it about 7 times. The cake is moist fluffy and really good without raisins or walnuts and with chunky applesauce. YUM! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I read the reviews before I made this so from the start I added an extra egg and baked for 30 mins. It turned out GREAT! I couldnt keep my daughter out of it before it even cooled! Thank you for the recipe and the tips! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Thank you for the easy recipe. I baked this recipe yesterday. It was very easy to prepare and easy to bake. Nice in smell good texture and smooth texture not dry at all. I like the idea of baking it with the apple sauce just perfect. My housband who is Danish loved it and said that it reminded him of similar cake his mom used to make. I loved it as well despite my low carb diet; I couldn t help but take 2 piece. I will bake it again. Enjoy!!! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2008
These turned out very tasty! The texture is more like a light quickbread or a cake than a bar but the flavor is excellent. I doubled the recipe and actually ended up baking part of it in a 9x13 glass pan and part of it in a 9" glass pie plate (each for about 35 minutes I think I timed until 30 and then just tested a few times until it was done). I also substitued 4 mashed ripe bananas fir the eggs (other reviews had said to use 2 eggs so I used 4 bananas when doubling the recipe) and this gave a SUPER banana flavor which I like but you could also taste the cinnamon applesauce and the raisins. SUPER MOIST AND YUMMY! Read More
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