James Westfall's Applesauce Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
James Westfall's Applesauce Cake Recipe
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James Westfall's Applesauce Cake

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"This recipe has been handed down through the Westfall family for years. My grandfather, James Westfall, made this cake frequently, especially during the holidays. It is a great cake for family get-togethers."

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Original recipe makes 1 cake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 15 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a fluted cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat sugar and shortening together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; beat in eggs until incorporated.
  3. Combine applesauce, water, and baking soda in a saucepan over medium heat; stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir applesauce mixture into shortening mixture; add vanilla extract.
  4. Whisk flour, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, and ground cloves together in a bowl. Gradually stir applesauce mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and transfer cake to a plate.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For moister raisins and to keep them from over-browning, soak in water and/or vanilla extract for about 15 minutes before adding to cake batter. Also, my mother always lined the bottom of the Bundt® pan with wax paper to keep bottom from over-browning.
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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 543 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 90.9 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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