Edwina Napier – Food for Thought


edwinanapierclrBelated birthday greetings to Joy Atchley on November 29, happy birthday to Kerry Eads on December 1, Marilyn Bailey and Leon Watson on December 2, Haley Copas and Diane White on December 3, Ann Roberts and Stevie Mackey on December 5, Allie Brown and Logan Skipworth on December 6, Alan West on December 7, Angel Key, Eddie Roach and Mamie Poindexter on December 10, Olivia Roberts on December 13 and Laura Li Napier on December 14. 

Bible Verse

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; and thy glory above all the earth. 

– Psalms 108:5. 

Applesauce Cake

2 teaspoons soda

1/2 cup boiling water

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 cups sweetened chunky applesauce

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Dissolve soda in boiling water, set aside. Cream shortening, sugar and egg in bowl until light and fluffy. Add applesauce, mix well.  Add mixture of flour, salt and spices alternately with soda mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Spoon into greased and floured bundt pan.


Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until cake tests done. Cool in pan. 

Pumpkin Cake

7/8 cup oil

2 cups sugar

1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)

4 eggs

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon


Combine all ingredients, beat well and pour into greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.


(It is good without frosting, but you can use cream cheese frosting on cooked cake.)