Easy Apple Sauce Cake

    1 hour 5 minutes

    This recipe uses premade apple sauce for a quick, easy and moist cake. You can ice it or just dust it with icing sugar.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 3/4 cups (210g) pastry flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup margarine
    • 1 cup (220g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 cup apple sauce

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23cm square cake tin. Line the bottom of the pan with wax paper, or dust lightly with flour.
    2. Sir together flour, baking powder, salt and spices.
    3. In a large bowl, cream margarine. Blend in brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with apple sauce; make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each. Turn batter into prepared pan.
    4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

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    I made this as a special request from my fiance. We both thought it tasted fine but there was nothing special about it. Maybe it should be a little sweeter. Oh well. Edit: The next day it was much sweeter. I guess it just needed some time for the flavors to settle. It also stayed very moist for a full week. I also forgot to mention that I made my own applesauce for this recipe and I added a glaze. My fiance wanted an applesauce cake like his Grandma used to make so I did my best to accommodate.  -  31 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made some adaptations from this recipe to make muffins. It was truly flavourful and my kids just loved the muffins. I used only half of the flour and added oatmeal for the rest. Simple change and made a hit with the kids. Thanks!  -  25 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    For us this is an excellent applesauce cake. some recipes are more like breads but because pf the cake and pastry flour this is definitely a cake. Much lighter than most and keeps so well. I do make it with half shortening and half butter because of flavor. Thanks for a lovely addition to my files.  -  25 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)