Posted by AnonymousMy mother got this when she lived in Virginia. It's really good.
My Mom's Apple Sauce Cake
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup water 1 egg 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup chopped raisins 1 (16 ounce) jar applesauce 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar 1/3 cup orange juice
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan or 2 - 8 inch round pans.
2 Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. set aside.
3 In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts and raisins.
4 Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.
5 To make frosting: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix in. Add confectioners sugar and orange or lemon juice. Beat until fluffy, then frost cake.