Applesauce Cake with Golden Raisins and Dates

  • Yield 10 to 12 servings

Try this easy-to-make Applesauce Cake for your next gathering.


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
2 -- eggs
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups warm applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup nuts
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup dates, chopped


  1. Cream sugars and shortening.  Beat in eggs.  Add flour, soda, salt, spices, applesauce and vanilla.  Add nuts and fruit.  (If desired, sprinkle with part of the flour.) Pour into a greased and floured tube pan.  Bake at 325F for 1 1/2 hours.  This cake freezes well.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Tyler’s Cooking Through Rose-Colored Glasses (The Junior League of Tyler, Texas, 1975). 



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