Christmas just isn't Christmas without this recipe. It's been a family tradition since 1916. The recipe has not changed much over time. The only documented change is the amount of sugar has been reduced. The original recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar and granulated sugar, but now only 1 cup is used.
The recipe also doesn't specify the type or size of pan. I typically use a bundt pan. —RogersParkCook
What You'll Need
1 1/2 cups
nuts (recipe doesn't specify type. I use walnuts)
baking soda dissolved in 2 tablespoons of warm water
Cream butter and sugar
Add applesauce and baking soda mixture
In other bowl, put in flour, pinch of salt, and baking powder.