Applesauce Cake (with green papaya)
To prepare papaya sauce: Peel and dice one green papaya. Add water and simmer until tender. Drain and mash until smooth. (Use blender if available.) Add about 1/2 C sugar to each 2 1/2 C of mashed fruit. Let cool.
2 1/2 C brown sugar
1 1/3 C shortening
Add and beat well
(If no mixer is available, beat eggs until lemon colored with egg beater; then add to shortening mixture). Set aside.
Sift and set aside
4 C sifted flour
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t salt
2 1/2 C papaya sauce
4 t soda
Add flour mixture and papaya sauce alternately to sugar and egg mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Carefully fold in
1 1/4 C raisins (simmered in water, drained and cooled)
Bake in large tube pan at 350° for about 1 1/4 hr.