Welcome to the first posting of  Recipes From the Old Kitchen Table.

I want to honor my mother with the very first recipe. She is with Jesus now but her birthday was in July, so my sisters decided to bake a cake on that special day, in memory of  Mom.

Of course, it had to be her very favorite. She had several versions of Mayonnaise Cake in her recipe box, but Applesauce Mayonnaise Cake with raisins was the one she made most of the time. And it HAD to have peanut butter icing on top.

Mom passed over to Glory in 1991,  so after 15 years, we finally made her favorite cake. Some of you may not have been old enough to bake when these Mayo recipes first went around, so if this is your first experience, you are in for a great surprise. Mayonnaise, or Miracle Whip (which Mom used), replaces eggs, milk and oil found in most cake recipes.

So from our family to yours, Bon Appetite!

Applesauce Mayonnaise Cake

Dry Ingredients:

4 C sifted flour
2 C sugar
1 t salt
2 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t cloves
1 C raisins

Wet Ingredients:

1/2 C cold water
2 C applesauce
1 1/3 C mayonnaise or Miracle Whip

Sift all dry ingredients (except raisins) together into a mixing bowl. Add wet ingredients and beat 75-100 strokes.  Fold in raisins. Pour into a floured 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes.

When cool, you may lightly sprinkle powdered sugar over top, or make your favorite version of peanut butter icing.


Note: There are 5 other Mayo Cake recipes:
Banana, Prune Nut, Chocolate, Mocha, and Spice. You may email me if you'd like any of these versions.
I will also accept any of your favorite recipes from your old kitchen table!