Spicy Applesauce Cake

Contributed By: Parker


2 cups applesauce
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons brown sugar


1. In a large bowl, beat the applesauce, sugar, shortening and eggs. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in the raisins, chocolate chips and walnuts.
2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
YIELD: 20 to 24 servings.
This picnic-perfect cake travels and slices very well. With chocolate chips, walnuts and raisins, it's a real crowd pleaser.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 227 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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