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Horn & Hardart Applesauce Cake

Subject: H & H applesauce cake
From: Gerry
Date: 2/27/2023, 8:25 AM
To: Phaedrus 

On 2/27/2023 12:51 AM, Gerry wrote:

The recipe for Horn and Hardart applesauce cake. I have been searching without success.


Hello Gerry,

Sorry, I had no success with this search. I've constantly had my radar on for H & H recipes for twenty years. The only success I've had is on this link page: Horn & Hardart Recipes

It's not a Horn and Hardart recipe, but the below recipe was given in response to a request in the "South Florida Sun-Sentinel" as being close to the H & H applesauce cake in taste.


Applesauce Cake

3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 cup seedless raisins (either regular or golden)
1 cup chopped dates (we used the Dole Chopped Dates for baking or snacking)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon fresh-grated nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups smooth applesauce (not chunky)

Grease and flour 2 (8-by-4-by-2 1/2-inch) loaf pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, toss together 1/4 cup flour, nuts, raisins and dates. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together remaining 3 cups flour, spices, soda and salt.
Transfer to a piece of wax paper. In same bowl, beat butter and sugar together on
medium speed of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well.
Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce (about 3 additions each). You can
use low speed of the mixer or do this by hand. Stir in floured nuts and fruits,
making sure they are well incorporated.

Divide batter between prepared pans and bake in center of oven 50 minutes to an hour,
or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not underbake.

Let cool about 5 minutes in pans, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Best not to slice until a day later. Can wrap well and refrigerate for a couple of weeks.
Let come to room temperature before serving for best flavor. Makes 2 loaves (16 slices each).

Per slice: 212 calories, 43 percent calories from fat, 3 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrates,
2 grams total fiber, 10 grams total fat, 29 milligrams cholesterol, 159 milligrams sodium.

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