Applesauce Cake is an easy, old fashioned cake recipe made in a loaf pan and bakes up nice and golden!

With simple ingredients that come together in minutes this cake is a perfect Fall dessert recipe.

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Applesauce Cake on a white plate

Applesauce cake is a fun flavorful recipe that has the perfect balance of sweetness and spice making it a fun and truly filling cake.

We adore all those good old fashioned recipes. Especially when those recipes are super simple to whip up and are full of flavor.

Let me tell you, back in the day those people really knew how to cook and bake. I have never met an old fashioned recipe that I didn’t like and this applesauce cake recipe is no exception.

Applesauce Cake on a cutting board

What ingredients do you need to make Applesauce Spice Cake?

  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Applesauce

I know, I know looking at that list it doesn’t at first glance “look” like an easy recipe, but it really is. If you do any type of fall baking then you most likely have all those spices in your cupboard already, I know we do!

Other fun additions that some people choose to add or omit are raisins and chopped nuts. Now my kids aren’t big on either of those so this time we didn’t add them to our applesauce cake recipe, but feel free to add about 1/2 cup of each to the batter.

Applesauce Cake sliced

How do you make Applesauce Cake?

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Liberally spray a 9″x5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, spices, salt and baking powder.
  • In another large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your egg and mix well until blended.
  • Stir in your applesauce until combined.
  • Stir in your dry ingredients until just incorporated and then spread into prepared baking pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

See now looking at those instructions you realize that this really is a super easy recipe. And those recipes we all know are THE BEST!

I love recipes, especially dessert recipes that have simple ingredients and come out to have just so much flavor, those ones are the true winners!

Slices of Applesauce Cake

Serve this cake warm or room temperature, either way this applesauce cake recipe is a true keeper and one that you should absolutely add do your fall baking list.

If is great served with coffee in the morning or after dinner for the dessert you know that you cant not have (or is that me?).

This Applesauce Cake is an old family recipe that has been passed down and we keep making over and over again when we are craving those nice spicy yet sweet flavors!

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Applesauce Cake

5 from 3 votes
Applesauce Cake is an easy, old fashioned cake recipe made in a loaf pan and bakes up nice and golden! With simple ingredients that come together in minutes this cake is a perfect Fall dessert recipe.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Yield 8 slices
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 cup applesauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Liberally spray a 9″x5″ loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, spices, salt and baking powder.
  • In another large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your egg and mix well until blended.
  • Stir in your applesauce until combined.
  • Stir in your dry ingredients until just incorporated and then spread into prepared baking pan and bake for about 50-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool slightly and sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 395IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Dorothy
Keyword applesauce, cake

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16 Comments

  1. The ingredients say, baking soda and the directions say baking powder. Is the directions or recipe and error? Please let me know which one is correct. I want to make this recipe for my husband. He loves Applesauce Cake. Thank you

  2. I’ve made this three times so far and love it. Thanks. I have bee using baking soda in my mix and it works fine. I also spread cream cheese on it when eating,

  3. 5 stars
    I made this using both baking soda and powder because I had already added the soda before I realized it should probably be powder. So I added baking powder just to be on the safe side. It came out beautifully and very delicious.