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:recins Spanish Bar

Spanish Bar

Jea, this recipe is not for muffins; but, I don't see why the batter couldn't be baked in individual muffin cups, rather than a 9x13 or tube pan, as the recipe suggests. It uses 2 cups of applesauce, so I would think it would be nice and "appley"! -LuAnn

This note appeared with the recipe when I copied it from "On another cooking forum, we had a long discussion about "lost food loves" and many remembered the Spanish Bar Cake from the A&P. That was about the only dessert that my mom did not make herself. My family thinks the following recipe is very close to what we had many years ago. We make it often now, 'cause we still love it." He/she added the following endorsement, "My forum friends and I tried several recipes online for the Spanish Bar and this recipe was the closest to what we remembered. I've decided I'm going to make it for our Thanksgiving meal."

Dry ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice

Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup oil
2 cups applesauce
2 eggs

Stir in:
1/1/2 cups raisins

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1-2 Tablespoons hot milk

To make cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9x13-inch pan or tube pan with no-stick cooking spray.
Mix the first 8 (dry) ingredients together in an electric mixer; mix well.
Mix in next 3 (wet) ingredients.
Stir in raisins. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes for 9x13 pan or 40-45 minutes for tube pan.

Meanwhile, to make glaze:
Mix all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
While cake is still warm, top with glaze.

Source: Saved this years ago from
Posted on KRT by LuAnn Bermeo. I edited the recipe a bit for clarity; but, not ingredients were changed.

Messages In This Thread

My DS is looking for an apple muffin recipe and wants
Re: My DS is looking for an apple muffin recipe and wants
:rectnt Apple Crunch Muffins :oed
:recins Spanish Bar
Thank You for the suggestions LuAnn. *NM*
Re: :rectnt Morning Glory Muffins are in the Archives
Good suggestion, Val! It's nice to see you! I love Morning Glory muffins. *NM*
:hi LuAnn
You're welcome! *NM*