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Amish Applesauce Cake Recipe

(10 Votes)
SERVES
12
COOK TIME
30 Min
READY IN
30 Min

Our classic Amish Applesauce Cake recipe is packed with old-fashioned goodness that only a from-scratch cake can deliver. Applesauce adds a tangy-sweet taste and moistness to this wholesome cake that will take your taste buds to a Lancaster County farmhouse. This applesauce spice cake recipe will take you back to simpler times where a home-cooked meal was the ultimate prize at the end of a long day.

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening with an electric beater on low speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; beat until well mixed. Add applesauce and vanilla; mix well then stir in the walnuts and pour batter into prepared baking dish.
     
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
Note

For a fancier treat, drizzle with a glaze that's made by mixing 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 to 2 teaspoons water.

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