3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

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Vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Snitch ‘N Snack Cake: One-bowl applesauce cake

It’s one-bowl easy. It’s snitchin’ good.

And it’s especially versatile. It’s the perfect snack almost any time. Bake it as squares, a ring, a loaf or cupcakes. Glaze it or not.

Serve it as a dessert, alone, or a la mode. Offer it for special flavor at brunch, lunch, or nightcap breaks.

The good flavor comes from the blend of tart and sweet apples in Mott’s Apple Sauce and from Grandma’s old-fashioned molasses.

Making Grandma’s Snitch ‘N Snack Cake is simple. Hiding it from snitchers may be a problem.

3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Grandma’s one-bowl applesauce cake recipe

Vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Grandma's applesauce cake (1970)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup Grandma's molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Mott's applesauce
  • 3/4 cup Sun Maid raisins
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl.
  2. Cut in butter, add molasses, egg and applesauce.
  3. Beat well.
  4. Stir in raisins.
  5. Bake in greased and floured 8-inch square pan in 350 (F) degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
  6. Turn out on cake rack.
  7. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or glaze.
  8. To make the glaze, mix 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 363mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

Vintage recipe for one-bowl applesauce cake


Applesauce cake recipe (1972)

Published in The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio) – October 27, 1972

3 vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

Applesauce cake recipe (1972)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped nutmeats
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 (F) degrees.
  2. Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together; add to creamed mixture.
  4. Add applesauce, nutmeats, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. Pour into greased pan (13- by 9- by 2-inch).
  6. Sprinkle top with 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon mixed together.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.

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From Wanda E. Wilson, Lisbon RD 3


One-bowl applesauce cake recipe (1971)

Published in the Longview News-Journal (Longview, Texas) – August 4, 1971

Even those of us who dearly love every hour spent in the kitchen sometimes have things about cooking that we dislike doing.

Most of all, I dislike these three things: separating egg whites from yolks, creaming butter and sugar, and bringing anything to the soft ball stage. So, naturally, I seek out recipes that avoid any or all of these steps, if possible. The recipe today is known as a “one bowl cake recipe” — simple enough for last week’s bride to make successfully.It is practically foolproof, and does not have to be brought to any kind of “ball stage.”

Vintage applesauce cake recipes (1970s)

One-bowl applesauce cake (1971)

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup soft shortening
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Sift together in a bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Add shortening, water, applesauce, and 2 eggs.
  3. Mix well, about 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  4. Add nuts and raisins.
  5. Pour into greased and floured 9- by 13-inch oblong pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until it tests done.
  7. Frost with caramel frosting.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 384Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 603mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 2gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g

Click Americana offers approximate nutrition information as a general reference only, and we make no warranties regarding its accuracy. Please make any necessary calculations based on the actual ingredients used in your recipe, and consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you have dietary concerns.

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