Iowa Applesauce Cake

  • 1/2 cup butter, margarine, or shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup raisins


In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, margarine or shortening for 30 seconds. Add the sugars and egg; beat until combined. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Add flour mixture alternately with applesauce to butter mixture. Stir in raisins and nuts. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Serves 12.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Beat together two 3 oz. packages softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter (or margarine) and 2 tsp. vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 2 1/2 -2 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar to make spreadable frosting. (A butter frosting could be used instead of the cream cheese.)


By Robin


August 22, 20060 found this helpful

I assume this is Robin From Washington, IA....I think I have saved all your applesauce recipes, as I have froze a big batch of it! You are as helpful as my Roseville Church Cookbook, from Roseville IA and my Mom on the phone!

From another Iowan by blood....

Editor's Note: Yes, Robin's earlier submission may just be signed Robin. Because of Robin's recipe submissions we were able to start the recipe newsletter.

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