Applesauce chocolate cake

Applesauce Chocolate Cake
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cups sweetened applesauce
Mint Beaten Frosting (see below)
Cream together shortening and sugar until light. Beat in the whole egg and the egg yolk until well-blended and light. Sift together dry ingredients and alternately add with the applesauce. Pour into 2 greased and floured 8 inch round layer cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and frost with Mint Beaten Frosting.
Mint Beaten Frosting
2 egg whites
1 2/3 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cold water
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
8 teaspoons creme de menthe syrup
Green maraschino cherries, cut in half
Place all the ingredients, except syrup and cherries, in the top of a double boiler over boiling water. Beat continuously with an electric mixer until mixture stands in soft peaks. Remove from heat and beat in creme de menthe syrup. Fill and frost cake. Decorate top of frosted cake with green cherries.

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Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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