Applesauce cake

This spiced applesauce cake is super soft and moist and packed with cinnamon. Easy to make and perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving parties!

A month ago, I bought  way too many apples at the farmers market.

Since I couldn’t finish all of those apples within a week, I made some applesauce and froze it to use later.

I was going through my family recipe book and I found another “delish”  cake recipe.

My mom and I used to find this applesauce cake recipe quite versatile.

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We have used it to make banana cake, pear sauce cake and even applesauce cake.

The cake comes out moist and tasty every single time!

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To make this applesauce cake, you will need the following ingredients: 

1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup whole milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp cinnamon powder (use  more or less depending on your preference)
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract (whichever you like more)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda


– My family is not too fond of nuts. but, you can add 1/3 cups of chopped walnuts if you like.
– If you want to make banana or pear sauce cake, substitute applesauce with 1 1/2 cups of mashed bananas or 1 1/2 cups of pear sauce.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Whisk together all the dry ingredients (sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder) in a deep bowl.
Keep aside.

Step 2:
In a mixing bowl, add add all the wet ingredients (eggs, butter, milk, extract, applesauce) and mix until thoroughly combined. 

Step 3:
Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.

Step 4:
Stir in nuts if you like. 

Step 5:
Pour the batter into a greased/floured round cake pan (Dimensions 8×3).

Step 6:
Bake for 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

And you are done… Enjoy as is!

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Or frost it with some buttercream icing and a few blueberries… mmmmm!


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Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!


  • Amy January 12, 2011 7:51 pm

    Beautiful cake! Sounds delicious as well, I love apples in a cake they make it so moist! What a great use for that frozen applesauce!

  • Kristen January 13, 2011 7:11 am

    Those mini pans are so cute. The cake sounds moist and delicious with the applesauce. You decorated it so well. A magnificent cake!

  • abeer January 14, 2011 2:22 am

    Thanks for all the comments. They make me so happy 🙂

  • The Mom Chef ~ Taking on magazines One Recipe at a Time January 16, 2011 8:44 pm

    Wow, that cake is wonderful. I love the fact that the base of the cake can be used with so many different fruits. I have applesauce from this fall’s crop so I might just have to give this a try. I don’t know that I’ll try the decorating though. I’m cake decorating challenged. You, on the other hand, are truly amazing at it.

  • Eftychia February 21, 2011 4:37 am

    Another wonderful creation. You are so talented!!!!!!! Beautiful cake.

  • Cooking Rookie March 9, 2011 9:16 am

    What a great idea to use applesauce. I was just wondering if I could use shredded apples instead of shredded carrots in a carrot-like apple cake. Now if my shredded apples don’t work I can use applesauce. Apples add so much flavor to baked goods. I also use them to bake bread, it my favorite bread by far. If you’re interested, the recipe is here:
    Thanks for sharing your cake recipe! You have a great site. I’ll be back to check your decorating ideas 🙂

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