We used to buy this from A&P store back in the day. So glad I found this recipe, I can now make it at home! Delicious!

HomeWe used to buy this from A&P store back in the day. So glad I found this recipe, I can now make it at home! Delicious!
We used to buy this from A&P store back in the day. So glad I found this recipe, I can now make it at home! Delicious!

The A&P CopyCat Spanish Bar Cake is a nostalgic dessert for many who remember the once-famous A&P supermarket chain. This American classic is a rich, spiced cake, typically studded with raisins and topped with creamy cream cheese icing. Despite its European-sounding name, this cake is a unique American creation, beloved since the mid-20th century for its delightful taste and affordability.

Serving A&P CopyCat Spanish Bar Cake

This dense, moist cake is an ideal dessert to cap off a hearty meal. It’s especially delicious when accompanied by a cup of coffee or a glass of cold milk. To complement the cake’s rich spices, consider serving it with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. For special occasions, enhance its flavor with a side of candied nuts or warm apple compote.

A&P CopyCat Spanish Bar Cake Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1 1/2 cups applesauce

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

1 cup raisins

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/2 cup softened butter

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch pan.

Sift together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice in a large bowl.

Mix in applesauce, oil, and eggs until well combined.
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