Mama’s Applesauce Cake

Mama’s Applesauce Cake

3/4 C. shortening

2 C. granulated sugar

2 eggs

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.

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