I tell myself this isn’t that bad, even if it is cake, because I’m getting some fruit along with it. Isn’t applesauce good for everyone?
Amish Applesauce Cake
1 cup sugar
½ cup vegetable shortening
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 ½ cups applesauce
1 t. vanilla
½ cup of chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 X 13 inch baking pan with shortening or cooking spray
In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening with electric mixer on low speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Beat until well mixed. Add applesauce and vanilla. Mix well and then stir in the walnuts. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish.
Bake 30-35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
For a fancier treat, drizzle with glaze that’s made by mixing ½ cup of confectioners sugar with 1-2 teaspoons of water. I add 2-3 drops of vanilla to this also. After you remove the cake, let cool for about 30 minutes before icing. It should be warm, but not hot.