Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Dinner: Grandmother's Applesauce Cake

Grandmother's Applesauce Cake
Grandmother's Applesauce Cake has long been a family favorite. Even though it is not your typical birthday cake, it is often one of the most requested by the birthday boy or girl. It is a very simple cake to make and for my Grandmother who often lamented about her ability to make ugly cakes, this one was always consistently the same, which was a good thing since the cake does not have frosting, which was often her speckling for attempting to make an ugly cake look pretty.
Grandmother Rodgers, Elizabeth, Mom

Next week, my niece, Elizabeth is making dessert. She is twelve and she'll be making a chocolate chip poundcake. I thought it would be nice to feature a picture of Elizabeth with Grandmother and Mom.

When you make this cake, be sure not to follow the directions on the box. Just follow the recipe below. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

Grandmother Rodgers’ Applesauce Cake
Ingredients for cake:
                Yellow Cake Mix
                2 eggs
                1 can applesauce (approx. 15 oz)
                ½ tsp cinnamon
                ¼ tsp nutmeg
                ¼ tsp cloves
                ¼ tsp ginger

Ingredients glaze:
                1 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar
                ¼ cup orange juice
                ¼ cup butter

Mix all ingredients (do not prepare cake mix according to box instructions).
Bake for 30 to 35 min in 350° oven.

Drizzle glaze over warm cake.

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