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
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
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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