Apple Sauce Cake

Submitted by Mrs. Vertner Woods
The following is the first recipe ever printed in our newsletter. This recipe appeared in the September 1940 issue of Live Line News (the former Adams Outlet). 

Apple Sauce Cake


  • 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 1 cup raisins finely cut (floured to prevent from sinking to the bottom of cake)
  • 1 cup chopped nut meats floured
  • 1 cup strained hot apple sauce


  • Sift flour once, measure, add soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Sift together three times. Cream shortening, add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg, raisins and nuts, and beat well. Add flour alternately with apple sauce, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition. Bake in a greased loaf pan, 8x4x3 inches in a moderate oven (350 degrees) one hour. Serve plain or spread with a favorite frosting.