Barlaston Apple Sauce Cake

This is another recipe I found in a Staffordshire recipe book dating back to the Queen’s Silver Jubilee…I think this is ideal in the winter & delicious served warm with cream.

1 1/2 cups apple sauce (or stewed apple)
1/2 cup of suet
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup raisins
Grease an 8" square tin and line the bottom. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl in the order that they appear in this recipe. Stir thoroughly until mixed (it will not be smooth). Pour the mixture into the tin and bake in a pre heated oven at 180 or gas 6 for about an hour. Use the skewer test to check. Serve warm with cream or cold & sliced.