Applesauce Cake Circa 1943

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Title: Applesauce Cake Circa 1943
Yield: 10 Servings
Categories: Sauces, Dressings, Gravies, Etc


1/2 c Vegetable shortening
1 c Sugar
1/2 ts Cloves
1 ts Cinnamon
1 Egg
1 c Applesauce
2 c All-purpose flour
2/3 c Raisins -- chopped
1 ts Baking soda
1/2 ts Salt
2/3 c Walnut meats -- chopped

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.

Recipe By : "Cooking Behind the Fence: Oak Ridge 1943 Club" Cookbook

From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991