My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake

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My mother got this when she lived in Virginia. It's really good.

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Servings:
24
Yield:
1 - 9x13 or 2 - 8 inch pans

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 cup chopped raisins

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar applesauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 ½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar

  • cup orange juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan or 2 - 8 inch round pans.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts and raisins.

  4. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

  5. To make frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix in. Add confectioners sugar and orange or lemon juice. Beat until fluffy, then frost cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
10g Fat
56g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.