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applesauce cake

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

This delicious and moist Applesauce Cake is made with applesauce, crisp apples, buttery pecans, plump raisins and a perfect blend of fall spices. I love to take this cake to potlucks, family reunions, and neighborhood shindigs. It has so much incredible flavor and it is even better the day after it has been baked.

yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For applesauce cake

  • 2 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 c
  • 1
  • 1
    apple finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans

How To Make applesauce cake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • 2
    In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
  • 3
    Using a hand mixer or stand mixer cream the butter and sugars; until light and fluffy. Turn the mixer to low and add applesauce and egg; blending just until combined.
  • 4
    Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture in three increments mixing just until combined after each increment. Stir in the apples, pecans, and raisins. Spoon into the prepared baking dish.
  • 5
    Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm. If desired serve with warm caramel sauce.