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Sourdough Applesauce Cake Recipe

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By Traci Smith | Mar 26, 2019

Sourdough Applesauce Cake. Photo by Getty Images/shininghope.

Yields 10 to 12 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sourdough starter
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 1 cup raisins, optional
  • Prepared icing, optional

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pans. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together shortening and 2 cups sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in eggs. Mix in sourdough starter, applesauce, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together salt, baking soda, and remaining sugar. Add to sourdough mixture, and stir gently to combine. Add flour, and stir gently, just until smooth. Fold in nuts and raisins, if desired.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans, and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Cool for 20 minutes before serving plain or drizzled with icing.

For more baking ideas, visit Sourdough Recipes.

From No-Knead to Sourdough

Creating warm feelings through simple homemade bread with From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and her love of good food. From making simple yeast breads to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, Miller’s curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of baking bread. Topics include fitting bread-baking into your schedule; low- and no-gluten baking, including gluten-free sourdough breads; using a wood-fired oven; recipes for every comfort zone, from flatbread to sourdough; and information about the science of baking.
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