Saturday, August 6, 2011


1 3/4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Vanilla glaze, recipe follows

Combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the applesauce, milk, margarine, and vanilla; combine thoroughly. Add the raisins and nuts, if desired.

Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan or a 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes for a Bundt pan or 40 to 45 minutes for the oblong pan. Test by sticking a wooden toothpick in the center to see if it comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Drizzle with the following Vanilla Glaze:
1 tablespoon softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Combine the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Add milk to reach a drizzle consistency. Drizzle over the above cake.

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