Applesauce Gingerbread

  • Yield: 12 to 15 servings


1cup sweetened applesauce
1teaspoon nutmeg
2tablespoons shortening
1/4cup sugar
1/4cup molasses
1-- egg, beaten
1/3cup sour milk
1cup flour
1/2teaspoon soda
pinch salt
1/2teaspoon ginger
-- Whipping cream, whipped (optional)


  1. Spread applesauce in bottom of a greased 9×13-inch cake pan.  Sprinkle with nutmeg.  Cream shortening and add sugar.  Add molasses, beaten egg, sour milk, and flour sifted with dry ingredients.  Pour batter over applesauce and bake at 350F for 20 to 30 minutes or until done.  Serve hot with whipped cream.


Recipe reprinted with permission from the Newnan Junior Service League’s A Taste of Georgia (Newnan Junior Service League, Inc., Newnan, Georgia, 1977).