I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Friday, December 23, 2022

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

I remember always having applesauce cake at my aunt's house at Christmastime. She left us this year so I decided to make this cake using an old Five Roses Flour cookbook recipe. It was probably the one she used but I'm not sure. Remembering memories of family gatherings from the past and looking forward to making new ones. Happy Holidays! 


1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

1/2 cup Crisco shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsps milk

Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
Cream the shortening and brown sugar together in a large bowl. Add the egg and beat well. Blend in the dry mix alternating with the applesauce then fold in the raisins. Pour into a greased 8 X 8" baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 40-43 minutes.

Once cooled remove from pan. For the frosting, cream the butter and 1/2 the sugar together. Then alternate vanilla, sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk, mixing until smooth. You can decide if you want to add another tablespoon of milk or not depending on consistency, then slather the frosting over the top of the cake.

Let set then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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