Teaching Cooking

I have taught basic cooking to my seven children and to classes of elementary children. When my youngest daughter wanted to learn, I found that taking the recipes and making them into a step-by-step format made it easier for her, so here is a blog to hopefully make cooking easier for the beginner.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Johnny Appleseed Cake

This cake has been a family favorite since I found it in the first cookbook I ever bought.  I have done a little modifying from the original, but it only made it better.  And, thanks, Carolyn, for experimenting with the brown sugar!

Johnny Appleseed Cake

½ c. butter, melted
1 ¾ c. applesauce
2 c. flour
1 c. white sugar    (or use 3/4 cup brown sugar and 2 Tbsp white sugar)    
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp cloves

Preheat oven to 350º F.  Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.  Pour into a greased 9 inch pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. 

If you double this recipe (which I frequently do) let it bake for 40-45 minutes and use a 9 x 13 pan.

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