Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Applesauce Cake on a Free Plate

I snagged this little plate from my Mom's house on a visit several years ago. I can actually remember when little goodies like this were routinely given away to attract customers to certain products. I believe (but am not sure) that this one came in a bag of flour.

Look at this printing on the back. It is actually edged in 22K gold! Hard to find that anywhere now, certainly not on give away plates.

Today, I have this nice little slice of my applesauce cake on the plate

Want a closer look??

How about a nice, big bite?

I know, I know, that was needlessly cruel. (But the cake really IS good!) Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it:

Applesauce Cake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13 X 9 X 2 inch pan with non-stick
cooking spray. Measure all ingredients into large mixer bowl. Blend 1/2
minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

Bake 60 to 65 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean. Cool.

Frost with:

Browned Butter Frosting

Melt 1/4 cup butter until golden brown, then pour over 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 teaspoons milk. Beat on high until spreadable, adding more milk if necessary.

Have a great evening!


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