Secret Recipes

Applesauce Loaf Cake

Applesauce Loaf Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup lard
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup black walnuts, chopped
  • 1 heaping Tbsp cocoa powder

Heat applesauce in large saucepan. Add lard. Stir until melted. Add raisins and baking soda. Cool slightly. Add flour, salt and spices. Mix well. Fold in nut meats. Pour into a greased large loaf pan. Bake at 350° F for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Cool and frost with Caramel Frosting.

Caramel Frosting:

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Boil brown sugar, butter and milk for 3 minutes and let cool until just warm.

Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and right consistency.

Servings:
12