1 cup applesauce
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup seeded raisins
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream butter and add sugar. Mix soda in applesauce and then add to butter mixture. Mix and sift flour and spices. Add gradually to butter and applesauce mixture. Reserve a little bit of flour to stir in raisins which have been simmered for a few minutes in enough water to barely cover. Then drain well before mixing in the small amount of flour. Add raisins last of all to main mixture.
Butter well a large cast iron skillet. Cut wax paper to fit skillet. Let it come up to the top of sides. Trim off extra. Rub paper in skillet. Be sure both sides of the paper are well buttered. Peel and slice rather thinly enough apple to cover the bottom of skillet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Pour Cake batter in apples. Bake in 350-degree oven until cake remains dented slightly when touched with finger. Put a plate over skillet. Turn cake out on a plate. Carefully peel off waxed paper.
Serve as is or with whipped cream or ice cream.
Moist and delightfully apply
Hint: Use Jonathon or Yellow Delicious Apples