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Holiday Apple Cake

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“My mother made these every Christmas to give as gifts. They were one of my favorite treats. It's loaded with apples, dates and nuts - yummy! Be careful not to over bake or it will become dry. I test it with a cake tester (or toothpick) to be sure it's done.”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
12
YIELD:
1 lg loaf
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine & sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, soda, cocoa & salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream shortening & sugar until light.
  3. Add vanilla, milk & applesauce to creamed mixture.
  4. Add sifted ingredients & mix well.
  5. Mix in apples, dates & walnuts. Blend well.
  6. Spoon into a greased loaf pan (waxed paper cut to fit bottom of pan helps prevent sticking).
  7. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour & 45 minutes. (Test for doneness).
  8. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator or months in the freezer. Keep tightly wrapped in foil and/or plastic wrap.

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