Applesauce Cake

I’m starting to think e.e. cummings was doing the typing. But then again, Lord knows I wouldn’t fare so well without a backspace.

From a box sold in River Forest, Illinois.

Applesauce Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. spice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raisins
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. chocolate
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup melted shortening


Sift all dry ingredients.

Sauce and shortening. Add nuts, raisins, applesauce. Lastly, melted chocolate.

Bake in moderate oven 1 hour.


Yesterdish suggestion: For “spice,” consider a quatre ├ępices blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and allspice.

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