Apple Spice Cake

    2 hours 5 minutes

    Apple sauce is a very versatile ingredient that can be used to replace oil and butter in certain recipes. For this easy recipe it adds flavour and moisture.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 1 cup (145g) sultanas, coarsely chopped
    • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 cup apple sauce or stewed apple
    • Glaze
    • 1 cup (155g) icing sugar, sifted
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours5min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl combine sultanas and flour. Add cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda into apple sauce then mix into creamed butter. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
    4. Pour mixture into cake tin and bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in tin on cake rack for 5 minutes then remove from tin.
    5. Glaze: Mix together icing sugar and milk, adding more milk if needed to make the glaze runny. Pour glaze over warm cake.

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    I have nothing but positive things to say about this recipe!! It's great!! I omitted the raisins (unfortunately, my family does not care for them like I do) and spread cream cheese frosting overall. OHHHH sooo good!! Thanks Corwynn for sharing this one...its a keeper!  -  22 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wow! I just baked this cake an hour ago, and had to write a review. I was nervous about baking a cake with no eggs, or milk so I was expecting the worst. It came out GREAT. I changed a lot of the recipe - I added about 3/4 cup of cocoa powder w/the dry ingredients, omitted the raisins/cloves, used about a half cup extra of applesauce, and about a tablespoon of vegetable oil, and baked it in a small round springform pan. I topped it with a simple glaze (ref: vanilla glaze recipe on this site), and then sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar. It came out fantastic this is a great recipe to get creative with - Thanks for posting!  -  29 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I gave this cake 5 stars even though mine didn't turn out the way I expected, which was my own fault--I used Spenda instead of white sugar and the cake did not rise well. The flavor is still excellent, but I have a very dense cake. It is recommended that for cakes to use an 8" pan instead of 9" and add 1/2 c. non-fat dry milk and 1/2 tsp. soda for every cup of Spenda. Wish I would have checked into this before! Also, I left out the raisins, would be better with walnuts I think.  -  29 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)