1. Process raisins with applesauce until a paste is formed.
2. Combine raisin paste and remaining Cocoa Swirl ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
3. In mixer bowl, combine ingredients; mix well. Do not overmix; a few small lumps in the batter are acceptable.
4. Pour batter into greased pan.
5. Drop swirl mixture onto batter by spoonfuls. Cut through the batter with a spatula.
6. Bake in a conventional oven at 350ºF for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool.
7. Drizzle with powdered sugar icing.
8. Cut into 10 rows along the long side of the pan and 8 rows along the short side.

Notes: If using a 5-lb. box of biscuit mix, reduce milk by 1/3 cup. When using the toothpick method to determine doneness, be careful to insert it only into the cake, not the swirl. The swirl will remain moist.


Cocoa Swirl

  • 8 Cups California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 22/3 Cups cocoa
  • 2 Cups margarine, softened
  • 2 Cups milk


Cake Mix

  • 16 Cups Biscuit Mix
  • 51/3 Cups milk
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 12/3 Cups pasteurized eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar Icing (optional)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 25%); Total Fat 11 ( Saturated Fat 2; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 25; Sodium 360; Potassium 234; Total Carbohydrate 40; Dietary Fiber 5; Sugars 16; Protein 7; Calcium 51; Iron 2;

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