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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Applesauce raisin walnut cake

Here's the cake I baked yesterday for today's expedition to the hospital. I used to make this in high school! It's like fruit cake for people (like me) who hate all those weird red and green things in ordinary fruit cake.

I iced it with cream-cheese icing today but I prefer it with nothing on top. Better the next day.

Applesauce raisin walnut cake

3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups raisins
1-1/2 cups walnuts
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1-1/4 cup applesauce

Stir the dry ingredients (including the walnuts) together. Put the raisins in the applesauce and heat for 90 seconds in the microwave. Cream the butter and eggs; whip in the eggs one by one. Stir it all together and bake at 350 degrees in a (buttered and floured) tube pan for as much as an hour - until a toothpick comes out clean if you stab it.

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