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Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake Recipe

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

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This old fashioned applesauce cake recipe with caramel sauce and cream cheese frosting is soft, moist and packed with spices! Great for Fall, Thanksgiving!
Course Cakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Servings 9 Slices
Calories 467
Author CakeWhiz



  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Butter Unsalted
  • cups Applesauce
  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • tsp Cinnamon powder
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp Allspice
  • ¼ Clove powder
  • ¾ cup Walnuts and Pecans chopped (optional)

Frosting and Filling


  • In a mixing bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together.
  • Then, add eggs and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add applesauce and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon powder and clove powder.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Don't over-mix!
  • If you are adding nuts (optional), toss them in some flour and stir them into the cake batter with a spatula.
  • Pour this batter into2 round greased/floured cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Once the cakes have cooled down, cover them in saran wrap and freeze overnight (optional but highly recommended).
  • To assemble the cake, start off by slicing the edges around both the cakes. Place one cake on a cake stand and frost it with cream cheese icing. Drizzle some caramel syrup and then place the other cake on top. Frost the top of this cake with cream cheese icing and drizzle more caramel syrup. Enjoy!


  • Read my tips above.
  • Spread some apple butter between each layer and it will enhance the flavor and moisture of this cake.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.9mg