Things must be improving if I am baking again!! A friend gave me a recipe book called Crosby's Molasses Family Favourites. Crosby's is a type of molasses here in Canada. As I had some applesauce in the fridge I decided to make the Applesauce Spice Cake
Here is the recipe:
1 cup sugar (white)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup molasses (treacle will do if molasses not available)
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs, well beaten
1/2 cup vegetable shortening (lard will do if you can't find vegetable shortening)
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 cups flour (plain)
In one bowl place sifted dry ingredients. In another beat applesauce, molasses, eggs and shortening. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Beat well by hand or with an electric beater for about three minutes. Pour into a 9 inch pan and bake at 350 oF for 25 to 35 minutes.
It took mine 45 minutes to cook properly and it was a little dry. The flavour/taste of the cake though is really, really good. I may add more applesauce next time I make this. I also cooked it in a silicone pan, so not sure if that made a difference also?
As I am writing this on Sunday evening, I am feeling a whole lot better. Dh took me out in the afternoon to get some groceries which was a big help, but it was still bitter cold and it hit you in the chest.
So fingers crossed this week I can get back to normal.