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April 1, 2009
Hello eveyone, several years ago I requested and received the recipe from A&P for their Spanish Bar Cake. I have misplaced my copy and it is no longer available through A&P. I have not been able to find the original recipe online only recipes that are "simular" or "very close" I feel sure that some of the readers have that recipe . If Possible would you direct me to a link where I might find what I am looking for? Thank you so much for any help.
March 1, 2012
Could this be the recipe?
Spanish Bar Cake
Recipe by: compiled from various internet sources
Yields: one 9 x 13 in. cake
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon cocoa (I used Dutch process)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups applesauce
1 1/2 cups raisins, soaked in warm water until plump and drained
Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
1 cup white shortening
1 cup butter, softened
8 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (can use clear if you want the frosting to be snow white)
4-6 tablespoons milk for thinning to desired consistency
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9 x 13 in. baking pan with cooking spray (or butter and flour). Plump the raisins in warm water (I do this in a measuring cup that I’ll use for wet ingredients later — one less dish to clean).
In a large bowl, whisk all dry ingredients together. Add oil, applesauce, and eggs. Mix well. Add in raisins and stir to combine. Pour batter into prepared pan, rapping 3-4 times on a counter to release trapped air bubbles. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Let cake cool completely before frosting.
To prepare frosting, mix all ingredients until well combined. Add more milk if needed for consistency. Frost completely cool cake. Use a fork to rake grooves into the frosting to resemble A&P’s cake presentation.
March 1, 2012
Sorry, I left out the link to the recipe with photos.
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