Recipe for Herman Applesauce Spice Cake


    Herman Applesauce Spice Cake

    Source: Gloria Pitzer Copycat Cookbook

    1 cup Herman
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup oil
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 large egg
    1/2 cup applesauce
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon mace
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon allspice

    Exactly as listed, beat all ingredients, adding each ingredient 1 at a time and beating 30 seconds after each addition. Beat 4 minutes after last addition. Pour into greased 9-inch square baking dish. Let batter "rest" 15 minutes uncovered then bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or till wooden pick tests done. Cool 30 minutes and frost with Thin Vanilla Glaze.

    Date Nut Cake
    Use Applesauce Spice Batter above but stir into batter, 1 cup well chopped dates, moistened first and lightly floured, along with 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. Bake as otherwise directed in that recipe.