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Monday, May 22, 2023

In the Kitchen: This Cake is Delicious!

I don't know where I got the recipe for this cake, but I'm glad I found it!  Both hubby and I enjoyed a slice of it before we packaged up the rest to share with another family.  Here's the recipe along with the changes I made to it:

Olivia Waltons Applesauce Cake
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used cake flour)
2 t. Ground cloves
1 t. nutmeg
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
pinch salt
2 cups raisins (soaked in water for 30 minutes to soften)
1 cup walnuts  (substituted home-canned pecans)
2 cups applesauce  (I used home-canned applesauce)

Additional change I made:  Instead of using the ground cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon, I used 4 teaspoons of apple pie spice mix.

Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees  (I needed to cook it for 75 minutes in my oven instead of the called for 50 minutes)

Frosting   (I did not make the frosting nor add any other frosting)
1/4 cup butter
1 T. heavy cream
2 cups Confectioners sugar
2 T. bourbon or Vanilla

The cake was delicious!

Until next time,
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  1. Mmm! Yummy!
    I bet that is just scrumpdelicious!
    You work so hard at everything you do and it shows in the pics you post. You are an inspiration to so many!!
    I always look forward to your posts.(on all your blogs) Love reading them!! Nana Kay

    1. Nana Kay, thank you! The cake is delicious!

  2. I have always wondered what was the recipe for Olivia Walton's applesauce cake! And, I wanted the applesauce cake from Little House on the Prairie. If I can stand long enough, I will bake this cake. Thanks.

    1. Practical Parsimony, I hope you are able to make it, it's a good one!

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    1. D Fuller, The cake is delicious! I'll check out the website, thank you!

  4. Hello! I follow Annabel and the Bluebirds and wanted to thank you for your post this week! I'm trying to find your pot pie pastry recipe, if you don't mind sharing. Thank you! Nell

    1. Nell, thank you. Here's the link to my pot pie method/recipe ... https://aworkingpantry.blogspot.com/2023/03/using-home-canned-chicken-32123.html