Grandma Grieb’s Applesauce Cake


Grandma loved cakes with fruit in them. Her favorite was prune cake, but the family favorite was Applesauce cake. The whole family looked forward to enjoying a slice. Grandma’s Applesauce cake was made even more special by using Grandma’s homemade applesauce. This delight was often available in the afternoon, served with hot green tea.

Grandma’s Applesauce cake needs no frosting, but looks and tastes delicious with a light dusting of powdered sugar on top.

Grandma Grieb’s Applesauce Cake

Recipe by: Gertrude Haven Grieb

Sift together:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup castor sugar (granulated)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (if using juicy homemade applesauce)
  • 3 Tablespoons chocolate ( I use cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Combine the following and mix well with the dry ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Pour mixture into a 13 x 9 inch greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until done.  Lightly dust top of cake with powdered sugar. Cut into squares to serve.



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