Apple Sauce and Walnut Cake

Apple Sauce and Walnut Cake


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Apple sauce makes for a deliciously moist and fruity cake. I love walnuts and raisins, but if you prefer you could substitute some other kind of nut such as chopped almonds.


Serves: 24 

  • 2 1/2 cups (315g) plain flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 125g copha
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped raisins
  • 500g apple sauce
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 5 1/2 cups (800g) sifted icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and grease and flour a 20x30cm pan.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream copha and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in water and egg. Add flour mixture alternately with apple sauce and mix thoroughly. Fold in nuts and raisins.
  4. Pour into pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool and ice with cream cheese icing.
  5. To make icing: In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add milk and vanilla and mix in. Add icing sugar and orange or lemon juice. Beat until fluffy.

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