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Applesauce Cake?

I'm trying to find a recipe for applesauce cake that I remember from childhood. It was always baked for Christmas (not a fruit cake). It was extremely moist with raisins, walnuts, and maraschino cherries. The cake was really dark and was baked in a tube pan. No one in my family can find the recipe. Would any one out there have this cake recipe, please, and be willing to share it with us? I'd love to bake it for Christmas, ahh the memories :-)

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By Joy from Klamath Falls, OR

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful

Holiday Applesauce Cake

1 C. Crisco Solid Shortening
2 C. White Sugar
2 Eggs
2 C. Applesauce
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt (I use less)
3 C. Flour
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp each: Cloves, Allspice, Ginger, Nutmeg
1 Box Seedless Raisins
1 C. Chopped Walnuts
1 C. Chopped Maraschino Cherries

Toss Raisins with a half cup of the flour; set aside.
Add Baking Soda to Applesauce; set aside
Mix dry ingredients together; set aside
Cream Crisco, Sugar, and Eggs.
Add dry ingredients and applesauce alternately to Crisco/Sugar/Egg mixture.

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Fold in Raisins, Nuts, and Cherries
Bake in a greased tube pan, 325 degrees, 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours.
Cool in Pan.
Unmold and enjoy!

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