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    SeansMom Posted June 14, 2005 11:40 AM
    Fourth of July 'Apple Picnic Cake'

    Cream together:
    1/2 cup solid shortening (Crisco)
    2 cups sugar
    2 eggs

    1 tsp. vanilla
    4 cups diced Granny Smith apples (peeled & cored)
    1 cup chopped walnuts
    1/2 cup golden raisins or dried cherries

    Sift together and stir in:
    2 cups flour
    2 tsp. baking soda
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. nutmeg

    Frost with: Fluffy Cream Cheese Icing

    Beat until light:
    1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temp.
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla

    Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping.

    Pour batter into a greased & floured 9x13 cake pan or 2, 8" rounds. Bake at 325 degrees 45 minutes - 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool.

    Decorate with red and blue jelly beans, red licorice, blueberries and blueberry preserves for a patriotic touch!