|At the end, I had about 5 cups of delicious applesauce...|
I decided to make an applesauce cake. I went online and read many recipes. One recipe called for shortening -- I used butter and oil. Most recipes used white sugar, I decided to use both white and brown. I wanted to use lots of applesauce, so I nearly doubled everything.
Finally, I added more spices than most recipes called for. My cakes turned out so great, I tried to write down exactly what I did.
Rita's Late-Night Applesauce Cake
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick of butter
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 cups flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of nuts (optional)
1 cup of raisins (optional)*
Cream together the sugars, butter and oil. Add the eggs, then alternate the dry ingredients and the applesauce. This makes a lot of cake. I poured the batter into three pans. Two 9" round cake pans, and one small square pan.
*soak the raisins in boiling water for about 10 minutes to plump them up.
At the end of the day, I made homemade applesauce -- THEN, I made scratch cakes from the homemade applesauce. WHO DOES THAT???
It was 10:30 when I started baking the cakes. I was listening to a wonderful new book on tape in my kitchen, and these cakes smelled so great, baking in the oven...
|My plan is to eat one, freeze one, and give one away...|