What does adding applesauce to cake do?

What is the purpose of adding applesauce to a cake? Applesauce is a replacement for oil or butter which means that an applesauce cake is lower in fat and calories. Use unsweetened applesauce to lower the amount of sugar too. Applesauce also lends to a moist texture in a cake.

Why do you soak fruitcake in alcohol?

Storing a Fruitcake

Once a fruitcake has been aged it can be eaten or gifted. Otherwise, store it tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Fruitcakes soaked in liquor can last for months or even years if you periodically add more liquor. Since alcohol kills bacteria, it slows down the spoiling process.