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June 6th is National Applesauce Cake Day
you're looking for something to do today then wake your taste buds up
because it's National Applesauce Cake Day! Trust me; it's way
better than it sounds! Let's get right into celebrating National
Applesauce Cake Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, it's a food holiday so you can almost bet that it's a
holiday just because people love it, right? Which might have you
shaking your head because you've never eaten it yourself. But hey, once
you eat it I'm sure the direction your head is moving will change
pretty quickly! You'll be nodding yes, more cake please! It's that
good! And it appears this cake got its start back around the time
of World War I because it was seen as a patriotic cake. Why? Because it
used less butter, sugar and eggs, which also would make it a little
Cookbooks at those times actually told you it was
a-OK to use chicken or beef fat instead of butter... no wonder they
wanted to add in the applesauce! The applesauce would not only make for
a more moist cake but it'd also add flavor, so that you weren't tasting
all that beef fat. But the awesome part about it all is that it
wasn't just a cake to cut down on the over consumption of eggs, butter
and sugar, it was also a pretty dang tasty creation! I mean people are
still eating it today, right? The scent of it alone will draw people
into your kitchen as they wait for a piece. It's moist, fluffy and
apple-tastical! This is one recipe I'll be holding on to, that's for
sure. Ready to try it out yourself?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you could have a
little fun and hunt from store to store and from bakery to bakery and
try to find a freshly baked applesauce cake. You may or may not be able
to locate one but if you do it will be avictorioustreat! And it gives
you a chance to let someone else bake for you while you celebrate the
wonders of this cake.
But if you want to bake it yourself then
look online or scan your cookbooks for an applesauce cake recipe and
then head to your grocery store to get all the items you need. Now, you
can stick to the recipe and make it exactly how they say or you can add
in your own modifications if you like. If you stick with their recipe
then you can be sure that it'll come out well and taste pretty dang
good. But if you want to try it your own way then you may end up
with an even tastier cake or a disaster. It's really up to you, but if
you don't make too crazy of substitutions then it'll still work! And
one of the easiest substitutions to make is the flavor of your
applesauce. There are so many different flavors like cinnamon, apricot
and pear so don't be afraid to try them out. It'll still be a moist
cake but it'll have a unique flavor that I'm sure you'll enjoy.
Have a great day and stay saucy!