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Applesauce Cake Circa 1943

Author/Submitted by: "Cooking Behind the Fence: Oak Ridge 1943 Club" Cookbook
Servings: 10
Categories: Cakes / Desserts

Ingredients:
1/2  cup  vegetable shortening
1  cup  sugar
1/2  teaspoon  cloves
1  teaspoon  cinnamon
1    egg
1  cup  applesauce
2  cups  all-purpose flour
2/3  cup  raisins, chopped
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1/2  teaspoon  salt
2/3  cup  walnut meats, chopped

Directions:
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add egg; beat well. Sift together flour, soda, salt, cloves, and cinnamon. Add alternately with applesauce to creamed mixture. Add raisins and nutmeats. Pour into 9-inch greased tube pan. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 hour. Let stand until cold. Remove cake from pan. I have a book called "Cooking Behind the Fence: Recipes and Recollections from the Oak Ridge '43 Club." (c1992) It features recipes from the '40s when Oak Ridge, TN was fenced and people had to have a security clearance to get in. I picked one recipe for you. If you have any particular kind of recipe you would be interested in let me know. The person who supplied this recipe remembers that there was only one grocery store in the area back in 1943 and she remembers waiting in line for 2 hours to buy soap powder.

Posted on EAT-L by Mary Ann Thompson -- mthompsn@utdallas.edu


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