Mama's Applesauce Cake
3/4 C. shortening
2 C. granulated sugar
3 C. sifted flour minus 2 T.
1 t. baking powder
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cloves
1 t. nutmeg
2 t. cinnamon
2 C. applesauce
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 C. chopped dates
2 C. chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in eggs.
In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cloves,
nutmeg and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating
after each addition. (Depending upon the moistness of the applesauce used, you
may wish to add 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk if the batter seems a little stiff.)
Stir in raisins, dates and pecans. Bake in greased and floured 10-inch tube pan
for 1 1/2 hours or until cake tests done.
Delicious as is, or serve with ice cream or sauce. Or glaze lightly if desired.