The original Sears, Roebuck & Co. Diamond Jubilee Applesauce Cake recipe.
Sears, Roebuck & Co. Diamond Jubilee Applesauce Cake
This is the original adaptation by General Mills of the applesauce cake brought to the U.S. by European settlers in Minnesota. It was adopted by Richard Sears of Minnesota as the official cake for his company's 75th year celebration.
Servings 1 double layer cake
- 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cloves
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup (cut up) raisins
- 2 Tbsp soft butter
- 1 1/2 cups confectioners’
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Sift all of the dry ingredients together, repeat three times.
Cream butter and sugar together.
In a separate bowl, whish eggs lightly, then beat together with butter and sugar.
In separate bowl, whisk applesauce and water together. Then add to butter mixture, and beat until well combined.
Stir in vanilla.
Add dry ingredient mixture only one cup at a time beating well after each addition. Beat for 1 to 2 additional minutes.
Pour into two greased, floured cake pans and bake 350 for 30 to 40 minutes until springs back to touch, pulls away from sides of pan, and a knife or toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting with butter cream frosting.
Butter Cream Frosting:
Cream butter then slowly add powdered sugar until well combined.
Stir in vanilla and add cream. Whip until light and fluffy. Add additional cream if needed 1 teaspoon at time and whip after each addition until desired consistency is reached.