While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Bake up a scrumptious bit of history and enjoy a saucy start to the summer - June 6 is National Applesauce Cake Day.
This old-fashioned spice cake is a comforting summer snack with a patriotic past. A traditional favorite that has graced American tables for decades, this moist cake has endured our history (and ingredient stand-ins) quite gracefully.
In the 1940s, sugar rations forced mothers to get creative in the kitchen to appease their kids. Homemade applesauce, raisins, spices and nuts helped flavor the cake while a dusting of powdered sugar replaced traditional frosting.
And what better day than June 6, D-Day, to celebrate this cake that comforted so many families during WWII?