October in Ontario means fresh crisp apples are everywhere. For sale in markets, at pick your own orchards and for really adventurous along roadsides where there is an abundance of wild apple trees.
This week’s recipe is a remake of the family Applesauce Cake. We are giving credit to all sides of the family because when we were looking through the many handwritten recipe books we have inherited over the years everyone includes an Applesauce Cake.
We have substituted chopped apple for raisins, ginger for cloves and reduced the sugar we have name our cake simply Apple Cake.
- ½ shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups applesauce
- 2 ½ cups flour
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- 2 medium tart apples cored, peeled and chopped – you decided how small or large we chopped them into ½ wedges approximately
- Cream shortening and sugar together
- Beat the two eggs and add to shortening
- Sift all dry ingredients together including spices
- Alternate adding the applesauce and dry ingredients to the shortening mix well
- Add soda and water to batter
- Add apple pieces
- Pour into a greased cake pan
- Bake at 350 F for one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean
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