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Helms Bakery Applesauce Cake

Re: Applesauce Cake Recipe
From: Joan
Date: 12/19/2023, 7:14 PM
To: Phaedrus 

On 12/19/2023 12:05 PM, Joan wrote:

Growing up in Southern California, we used to buy lots of things 
off the Helms Bakery truck.  My favorite was the Applesauce cake!  
If there is a recipe still around for it, I would love to have it. 
I still have great memories of that cake and so many other delicious 
items from the Helms Bakery.

Thank you,


 Hi Joan,

Sorry, no success. Helms Bakery recipes have been evading me for years. I have a dedicated Helms Bakery page here: Helms Bakery

There is a Helms Bakery Facebook page here: Helms Bakery on Facebook

The below recipe was given in response to a request for the Helms applesauce cake recipe on a message board, but there is no provenance actually linking it to Helms Bakery.


Applesauce Spice Cake
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 T. cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
2 c. applesauce
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1 c. raisins, optional

In a bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon, 
nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt. In a large mixing bowl cream 
shortening and eggs. Add applesauce. Mix in dry ingredients 
then fold in chocolate chips, nuts, and raisins. Sprinkle chocolate 
chips and brown sugar on top. Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes.

1/2 c. chocolate chips
2 T. brown sugar

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