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Applesauce Spice Cake

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Best flavor if left overnight. Looks great!

Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups applesauce
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon mace
1-3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup raisins
1 teaspoon vanilla
Brown Sugar Frosting:
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup confectioners' sugar

Instructions

Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Fold in applesauce. Don't worry if the ingredients do not mix completely. Set aside. Sift flour, spices and baking soda together. Remove 1/4 cup flour mixture and dredge nuts and raisins in it. Fold remaining flour mixture into butter and sugar mixture. Add vanilla, followed by nut and raisin mixture. Mix well. Grease and dust a 9-inch tube pan. Bake for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours in a preheated oven at 325 degrees. Toothpick test for doneness. Cool cake and frost. For frosting, combine sugar, butter and cream in saucepan. Bring to full boil over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Pour frosting over cooled cake. (I use a large spoon). Frosting will dry almost immediately.

Diane Boelens
Geneseo



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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