What would make a person think to put applesauce in a cake? It barely ever occurs to me to put applesauce in a bowl! There is truly nothing significant, historical or otherwise, about this cake. It looks as though it’s origins come from somewhere around WWI, which makes a lot of sense since times were kind of lean in the U.S. then. See, the only way I can comprehend applesauce winding up in a cake is if someone either ran out of something, or they had an old jar laying around too long and wanted to get rid of it. Either way, I’m pretty sure the words, “Wonder what it would do to it if I dumped this applesauce in there,” were uttered.
The only thing that would have taken more time than making this cake, surely would have been driving around trying to find someone who carries it or has even heard of it. The ingredients are very dumpable anyway, by which I mean there aren’t a lot of minute measurements, and only nine ingredients at that (two of which were optional). It seemed to call for a lot of flour. If I had to do it over again, I’m pretty sure I’d cut it about a quarter and see how that workes. I mean, I know it’s a cake, but it should be a little moist, right?
I guess the only other thing that I would have tried to do different would have been dropping it on the kitchen floor while I was transferring it to the refrigerator. Yeah, it’s truth time. That picture at the top is the one even slightly attractive image I could capture from the final product. I tell you this, the applesauce cake will more than likely not get a lot of action in my house.
See you Thursday for National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!