Applesauce Cake

  • Yields 50 pieces
  • Details

    INGREDIENTS

    • 6 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups sugar
    • 1 cup instant nonfat dry milk*
    • 1/4 cup baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
    • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    • 8 whole eggs
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 2 cups shortening
    • 1/4 No.10 can canned applesauce
    • 2 1/2 cups California raisins, plumped
    • 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (optional)

    PROCEDURE

    1. Blend flour, sugar, dry milk, baking powder, salt, cloves and cinnamon in mixer bowl for 1 minute on low speed.
    2. In medium bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and water. Add along with shortening to dry ingredients in mixer bowl. Blend 30 seconds on low speed. Beat 6 minutes on medium speed.
    3. Add applesauce. Blend 30 seconds on low speed. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
    4. Add raisins and nuts. Blend 1 minute on low speed.
    5. Spread batter onto sheet pan (18 x 26 x 1-inch) that has been lightly greased and dusted with flour.
    6. Bake until lightly browned in Conventional oven – 375°F for 35 minutes or Convection oven – 325°F for 25 minutes.
    7. Cool. Dust lightly with powdered sugar. Cut 5 X 10 (50 pieces).

    Notes:

    1. May substitute 2 1/2 ounces (1/2 cup) noninstant nonfat dry milk for instant nonfat dry milk.

    2. May substitute 4 ounces (1 1/3 cups) dried eggs and 1 1/3 cups water for shell eggs.

    3. To plump raisins, cover the fruit with very hot tap water. Soak 2 to 5 minutes. DO NOT OVERSOAK. Drain well before using.

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving

    Calories 280 (38% from fat); Total Fat 12g (sat 2.5g, mono 4g, poly 4g, trans 1g ); Cholesterol 35mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 39g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 24g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 180mg; Calcium 84mg; Potassium 159mg

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