Applesauce and Sultana Cake

    1 hour 55 minutes

    Applesauce is a common ingredient in the US for cakes, if you don't have any you can substitute with stewed apples. This cake is great served with a cream cheese icing.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/2 cups (300g) white sugar
    • 1 cup (250ml) applesauce or stewed apples
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup sultanas
    • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins or one 23x33cm cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the applesauce. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the sultanas and walnuts. Spread mixture into prepared cake tin.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes for the two 20cm round cake tins or 35 to 40 minutes for the 23x33cm cake tin. The cake is cooked if a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
    5. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes before turning out onto cake racks. If using icing, cool completely before covering the top of the cake.

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    Great applesauce cake! This doesn't take long to bake - it's done in 35 minutes for a 9x13 pan. For those who found it dry, maybe they overcooked it. I almost did! I upped the applesause by 1/2 cup and used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown (decreasing the sugar by 1/2 cup). I also added 1 chopped apple and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. It smelled great coming out of the oven. For the icing I used Pumpkin Bar Icing from this site. It's a cream cheese icing that tastes great and is very simple.  -  21 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Nice moist cake, used a 9 X 13 pan and frosted it with cream cheese icing. Very easy and everyone enjoyed it!  -  30 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I was making these for my kids, so I made this into cupcakes and didn't add in the raisins and walnuts; although, I think I would have liked them more had I included these ingredients. But, my kids liked them just as I made them, and they didn't last long in the house. I topped the cupcakes with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting, also from this site.  -  27 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)