Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Christmas Baking Time -- An Easy Bake Cake
I haven't made this cake in years.
The recipe came from a friend of mine from many years back. She was a lot younger than I but was always baking me cookies, brownies and such. She made this cake and sent it to me the first Christmas I was in the military. It could have tasted like cardboard and it still would have been good but I remember it being delicious and the men in my unit , at least those who were lucky to get a small slice, agreed. They all added notes to my thank you letter and of course were asking for more goodies.
That was in 1964, a very lonely Christmas, one that I shall never forget.
Here is the recipe:
3 cups of self rising flour
1 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar (yes, you can use Splenda)
2 cups of applesauce
4 oz of coconut
1/2 lb of green candied cherries (8oz = 1 cup)
1/2 lb red candied cherries (8oz= 1 cup)
1 lb of chopped pecans. (16 oz = 2 cups)
Mix together the flour, sugar, softened butter, eggs and applesauce.
When adding the next ingredients do not use a mixer, mix by hand(I use a wooden spoon)
Fold in by hand; coconut, cherries and pecans.
Pour ingredients into a greased tub pan
Bake for one (1) hour at 300 Degrees
Bake and enjoy. Know someone in the military who is away from home for the first time at Christmas? Bake an extra and send it to them. If not a cake, some Christmas cookies. They will certainly appreciate it just as I did those many years ago.