Saturday, August 15, 2009

Applesauce cake 1943

Applesauce Cake Circa 1943
Yield: 10 Servings
1/2 c Vegetable shortening
1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Cloves
1 ts Cinnamon
1 Egg
1 c Applesauce
2 c All-purpose flour
2/3 c Raisins -- chopped
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2/3 c Walnut meats -- chopped Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. Add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture. Add raisins and nutmeats. Pour into 9-inch greased tube pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 hour. Let stand until cold. Remove cake from pan. I have a book called "Cooking Behind the Fence: Recipes and Recollections from the Oak Ridge '43 Club." (c1992) It features recipes from the '40s when Oak Ridge, TN was fenced and people had to have a security clearance to get in. The person who supplied this recipe remembers that there was only one grocery store in the area back in 1943 and she remembers waiting in line for 2 hours to buy soap powder. Recipe By : "Cooking Behind the Fence: Oak Ridge 1943 Club" Cookbook From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991

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