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sally
November 8th, 2011, 09:17 PM
I grew up watching the Waltons and still enjoy the show to this day. As we are approaching Christmas I thought I would post the recipe for Olivia's Applesauce cake. You can substitute vanilla for the "whiskey" if you wish...
Cream cheese icing is also good.

Olivia's Applesauce Cake

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 cups applesauce
2 cups light raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 1/2 cups flour (sifted)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon cloves
2 teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Sift together: Flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Take 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into the nuts and raisins. Set both aside. Cream butter until whipped soft. Add sugar a little at a time until mixture is smooth. Beat in eggs vigorously. Alternately stir in flour mixture and applesauce. When all mixed together, add nuts and raisins and mix well. Pour batter into a well-greased cake mold. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for one hour. Cool ten minutes, then turn out on cake rack. Frost with Whiskey Frosting when Cake is cool.

Whiskey Frosting

1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon cream
Pinch of salt 2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon or vanilla to taste

Cream Butter, add sugar and salt, then cream and whiskey. Whip until smooth. Frost cake

Sandy Navas
November 8th, 2011, 10:03 PM
Shauna, you are being so bad for my diet - but I've had this cake and know it is fantabuloso! Thanks for the reminder. YUMMY!!

EsGrandma
November 9th, 2011, 01:20 AM
Thanks Shauna! I have to take a treat next week and this will be perfect!

Aprilisslowlylearntoquilt
November 9th, 2011, 02:06 AM
Oh that sounds so good, might have to whip this up.. thank you