Chocolate Applesauce Cake I

This cake is moist with applesauce, is full of raisins and pecans. This is a chocolate cake for all you chocolate lovers. This cake has no eggs and is especially dense.

Chocolate Applesauce Cake I

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup dark rum

Instructions

1 In a bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the milk, applesauce, and 2 tablespoons of rum.

2 In another bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, spices, and salt. Beat into the creamed mixture and then stir in the raisins and pecans.

3 Turn the batter into a greased and floured 9×13 inch baking pan. Bake the cake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 45 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick.

4 Immediately after removing the cake from the oven, sprinkle it with the remaining 1/4 cup rum. Let cool on a rack. This cake improves if allowed to sit for a day or so before eating. Serves 20.

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