No Tenemos Rancho Applesauce Cake
This is excellent for lunch boxes or bridge clubs and everything in between. It's moist, tender and redolent of a tempting array of spices. I am told that the title translates to "We do not have Rancho Applesauce Cake", which makes sense because, once you make this cake, it won't be around for long.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
- In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, corn starch, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, oil, vanilla and applesauce.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the applesauce mixture. Blend well. Stir in the pecans and raisins.
- Pour batter into the prepared pan, and bake at 350°F for 35 minutes, or until cake tester comes out clean when inserted in center of cake.
Note: We have frosted this cake with panocha frosting. Remember you can buy these spices fresh in bulk at Central Market or Whole Foods Market.
Total time: 55 Min
Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell