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Apple Sauce Fruit Cake

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

2 1/3  cups  Thick well-drained apple, sauce
1  cup  Shortening
4    Eggs, well beaten
1  cup  Whole wheat flour
4  teaspoons  Baking soda
1  cup  Nuts, broken
3  teaspoons  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Mace
1  teaspoon  Allspice
1  teaspoon  Cloves
2  teaspoons  Nutmeg
2/3  cup  Molasses
2  cups  Brown sugar
6  tablespoons  Lemon juice
4  cups  White flour
1 3/4  teaspoons  Salt
2  pounds  Seeded raisins
1/4  pound  Citron, thinly sliced

Cream sugar and shortening. Add apple sauce, which has been sieved to remove all lumps, molasses, eggs, and lemon juice. Sift white flour, measure, and sift with baking soda, salt, and spices. Dredge raisins in whole wheat flour. Add white flour mixture to batter gradually. Beat thoroughly. Add dredged raisins. Put a layer of the batter into a paper-lined baking pan. Add a layer of citron and nuts, cover with a layer of the batter. Repeat, having the top layer of the batter. Bake in a slow oven (300 to 325 F) about 2 hours. Mrs. S.F. Caruso, Laurel, MT.

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