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Feature Recipe August 2004

Summer Apple Sauce Cake
submitted by Bob Williamson

I was given an old KMA Radio of Shenandoah, Iowa homemakers cook book. KMA was a station that all listened to in the early days…good weather….news…and homemaking programs. This collection of favorite recipes was a sought after prize yearly after being published and distributed by the radio station. 2004 has been a banner year for gardening and fruit in both rural and city. This summer apple recipe is as delicious today as it was when the applesauce cake was baked in a hot wood stove with no air conditioning. The recipe is written in interesting order in comparison to recipes of today.

A -
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup of sugar
1 - ½ teaspoons of soda
1 - ½ teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons of coca
½ teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of cloves
½ teaspoon of nutmeg
½ teaspoon of all spice
B -
½ cup shortening softened
1 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 eggs beaten slightly
¾ cup dates chopped
¾ cup raisins
1 cup broken nuts

Sift A and B and heat well. Add C. mix well and pour into a well greased tube pan. Top with more nut meats. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Does not require frosting.


   Last Update: August 3, 2004
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