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Grandma's Applesauce and Cocoa Cake with Coffee Glaze

2 cups sifted cake flour
2 tbsp cocoa
1 cup sugar
¾ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp cloves
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp baking soda
1½ tsp baking powder
1½ cup (375 ml) applesauce
2 eggs
½ cup shortening (or softened butter)  

Coffee Glaze:  

2 tbsp strong espresso coffee

1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp water
1 cup icing sugar
Pinch salt  


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a bowl, sift together dry ingredients.  

Place the applesauce, shortening or butter and the eggs in blender container (or use hand blender) and blend until smooth.  

Pour over sifted dry ingredients and mix thoroughly, using a wooden spoon.  

Pour into greased and floured (or wax paper lined) 9”x13” pan and bake at 350 F for about 45 minutes.

To make the coffee glaze, heat together the butter and water. Add this hot mixture to the icing sugar, along with the espresso. Whisk to a smooth sauce, and pour over the still warm cake.

Note: I took a small portion of the cake batter and poured it into mini bundt moulds for the pictures. The rest of the cake was baked in its tin

Recipe from: http://foodfootballandababy.blogspot.com/
Author: Michelle Peters - Jones
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