Mother's Applesauce Cake

Mother's Applesauce Cake

59 Reviews 5 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    3 h
Cathy Brisco
Recipe by  Cathy Brisco

“This is a good old-fashioned applesauce cake. It will fill your house with the spicy fragrance of fall.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 tube cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and soda. Set aside.
  3. Cream together 1/2 cup butter and 2 cups brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs. Add flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in the raisins, dates, and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool on wire rack.
  5. To make icing, melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine in a small saucepan over low heat; stir in 1 cup brown sugar. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir in milk, and continue to stir until the mixture returns to a boil. Remove from heat, and cool for 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Frost cooled cake.

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Reviews (59)

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Sara
31

Sara

Wow! This cake is great!! I've been on an applesauce cake kick lately, but my search ends with this recipe. It makes a large cake using what I've come to think of as the traditional applesauce cake spices, cinnamon and cloves. I love its use of brown sugar, both the flavor it adds and the color it brings. It also uses much more applesauce than others, so not only is it incredibly moist, but you can actually SMELL and TASTE the applesauce, imagine that! I did omit the dates and raisins, out of personal preference. I baked mine in a bundt pan and then just dusted it with confectioners' sugar. Believe me, it doesn't need any frosting!!

CEECE
19

CEECE

This cake is DELICIOUS ! Easy to make and turned out perfectly.---- The only change I made to the recipe was to leave out the dates and raisins. I made it into a sheet cake and topped with orange flavored cream cheese frosting. Yummy !

JONI K.
17

JONI K.

Very moist, rich cake. I would recommend cutting back a bit on the cloves, but will be making this again.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 526 cal
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 90.7 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 57 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 415 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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