Monday, January 24, 2011

A new to me recipe.....

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.


a frog in the cottage said...

your cake looks so yummy, i want a big slice now !!

Jane and Chris said...

Really glad that you are on the mend, the trick is now not to push yourself so you end up worse!
Take care
Jane x

Piece by Piece said...

Glad you are feeling better.
Stay warm

Scrappy quilter said...

Oooh that cake does look scrumptious. Sending you warm thoughts and warmer weather. Suppose to be +1C here by Thurs. Hugs

Denise said...

Looks delicious Gill, always enjoy your recipes.

Kim said...

Glad you are feeling better. As for CSN - they usually only contact you every 3 months - I am doing a one time special were I post 3 months running for a large gift certificate.

Karine said...

Another yummy looking recipe! I'm glad that you're getting bakc on track health-wise! As for the cold weather, we seem to be on the last day of it as it's already supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It does look yummy and the recipe fairly easy. I make apple cake sometimes, always a favourite. A x

cassie said...

mmm that looks delicious!

Star said...

That looks like a really nice recipe. I love the idea of putting applesauce in a cake. I have a recipe for apple cake but the apple comes in little chunks. This one looks well worth a try.
Thank you.

Star said...

ps I was in such a hurry to print out the recipe, I forgot to say how glad I am to hear that you're feeling a bit better!