Rougemont Applesauce Cake
1 ¾ cups pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch square cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with wax paper, or dust lightly with flour.
Sir together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices.
In a large bowl, cream shortening. Blend in brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with applesauce; make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each. Turn batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
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