MI memories: Spanish Bar Cake for #SundaySupper

I grew up in Michigan, and my mom was an A&P shopper. Sure, there were other grocery stores in town, but it was the A&P for staples. Every so often a little treat would find its way home in the grocery bags, and my favorite was a little snack cake called Spanish Bar Cake. It came in individual or family size, and I loved it when I’d have one of the little ones all to myself, no sharing with the brothers. It was better than any other snack cake ever.

Spanish Bar CakeAlas, the A&P went out of business, and so that cake was lost to me. Lost, that is, until I decided I had to make something that would match my taste memories. This is an applesauce spice cake with a little secret: a bit of cocoa powder to deepen the flavor and the color. The original had two layers, but I prefer a simple one-layer snack cake in a 13×9 size.

Oh, yes – you can halve the ingredients to make an 8×8 version, but I’m thinking you’ll regret that once the last piece is gone.

Link to recipe: spanish bar cake

 

I’ve joined the Sunday Supper Movement, a group of bloggers dedicated to bringing back family supper on Sundays. You’ll find some great ideas here for game day fare! I urge you to commit to share Sunday Supper at least once a month this year. The best gift we can give our family and friends is to hug, laugh, share our stories, and enjoy great meals together.

check these out: today’s sunday supper theme is REGIONAL SPECIALTIES

Appetizers:

Beverages:

Breakfast:

Salads:

Sauces:

Side Dishes:

Soups:

Main Dish:

Desserts:

Plus Rhubarb Steamed Pudding and Favorite Regional Recipes from Sunday Supper Movement

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  3. Cocoa + applesauce sounds like a perfect pairing.

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  6. Wow, we had an A&P in my NJ town and I so clearly remember the Spanish bar cake. I didn’t even know I remembered it until I saw your post. Thanks for the memories!

    • It was just the best cake ever. Now whenever I make it, it’s gone amazingly fast.

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  8. What a yummy sounding cake! Glad you found a way to recreate such a fond memory.

  9. Mmmm! This looks so good!!

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