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Applesauce Christmas Cake

Ingredients & Directions

1/2 c Shortening 1 3/4 c Sugar
1 ea Egg 1 1/2 c Applesauce
1 t Soda 2 1/2 c Flour, all-purpose
1 t Baking powder 3/4 t Salt
2 t Cinnamon, ground 1 t Cloves, ground
2 t Nutmeg, ground 2 T Molasses
1 t Vanilla extract 1 c Raisins
1/4 c Walnuts, chopped 4 T Butter (or marg.)

1 T Milk 3/4 t Vanilla extract
1 1/2 c Sugar, powdered 1/4 c Walnuts, chopped

Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
Combine applesauce and soda; beat into creamed mixture. Combine
flour, baking powder, salt, and spices; add to applesauce mixture.
Stir in molasses, vanilla, raisins, and walnuts. Line the bottom of a
10″ tube pan with waxed paper; grease and flour sides of pan. Spoon
batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool
in pan 10 minutes; then remove cake from pan. When completely cool,
spread top of cake with frosting. Frosting: Heat milk and butter in a
saucepan until hot, but not boiling. Beat in sugar. Stir in walnuts
and vanilla. Yield: about 1 cup.

3 servings

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