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Great Grandma's Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake goes back generations in my family. Grandma called it Fence Cake, but I call it delicious. - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
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Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake

Great Grandma's Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake goes back generations in my family. Grandma called it Fence Cake, but I call it delicious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, old fashioned dessert
Cuisine: American, American Comfort Food
Keyword: applesauce fence cake, old-fashioned applesauce cake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 415kcal
Author: Renee - Kudos Kitchen

Ingredients

  • tablespoons tapioca
  • 3 cups applesauce
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon divided
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400-degrees.
  • In a small bowl, mix the applesauce, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and tapioca. Set aside while preparing the crust.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream the shortening, butter, and sugar.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs to the butter mixture, and blend to combine.
  • Add the flour, salt, and ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon to the mixing bowl and blend until a soft dough forms.
  • Add 3/4's of the dough into a prepared 12" tart pan, or a 9 x 13 baking pan that has been sprayed liberally with baking spray.
  • Press the dough evenly over the base of the prepared pan, and if using a tart pan, press the dough evenly up the sides of the pan.
  • Spread the prepared applesauce evenly over the crust.
  • With the remaining dough, roll out long ropes and lay them in a cross hatch pattern on top of the applesauce. *Note - be gentle with the dough ropes. A gentle touch works better than a heavy hand.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 minutes or until nicely browned.
  • Cool on a cooling rack for 30 minutes and then carefully remove the sides from the tart pan (if using), and allow to cool completely before dusting with confectioners sugar.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Notes

Tools and equipment;
12" square tart pan OR 9 x 13 baking dish, large bowl, hand mixer, OR stand mixer with paddle attachment, baking spray, measuring cups, measuring spoons, wooden spoons or spatula, cooling rack, baking sheet, small bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 415kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.9mg