Chocolate Applesauce Cake
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/3 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 cup applesauce
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Beat egg in a mixer until light. Add sugar, butter, and vanilla. Beat until well combined.
Melt chocolate; add to egg mixture. Sift flour, soda, baking powder, and salt together. Stir to blend. Add to egg mixture alternately with applesauce. Beat until batter is smooth.
Pour mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.
Remove cake from oven and allow to cool in pan; remove from pan and dust with sifted confectioners' sugar.
Makes 1 loaf.
Swedish Apple Pie
4 to 5 Cortland, McIntosh, or Golden or Red Delicious apples, or a combination; peeled, cored, and sliced.
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
12 tablespoons (3/4 cup) butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Fill pie plate 3/4 full with sliced apples. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, mix in 3/4 cup sugar, flour, egg, raisins, and walnuts. Pour mixture evenly over apples and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until apples are soft when pierced with a sharp knife.
Pie may be served warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Serves 6 to 8.
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