APPLESAUCE RAISIN CAKE

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Applesauce raisin cake is wonderful for any occasion. Applesauce Raisin Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Applesauce Raisin Cake is great with or without icing.  Serve it with coffee for dessert.  It makes a great treat with milk anytime.  Applesauce raisin cake is an old fashioned recipe that your family and friends will love.  You might also like our recipe for peanut butter poke cake.

Applesauce raisin cake will become a favorite.

1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tsps baking soda
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts (optional) (I use walnuts)

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla,  eggs,  applesauce and buttermilk. Blend well with mixer. Whisk together dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients then add raisins and nuts. Spray bundt pan or 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about one hour.

I have served this applesauce raisin cake without icing or with just about any icing you can make.  The photos are with a powdered sugar glaze made by mixing powdered sugar and enough milk to make the glaze thin enough to pour from a small pitcher.  Caramel frosting is great on this applesauce raisin cake, too. Enjoy!

Applesauce Raisin Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Applesauce Raisin Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

 

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Applesauce Raisin Cake

This Applesauce Raisin Cake is a wonderful dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsps. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup nuts optional (I use walnuts)

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, eggs, applesauce and buttermilk. Blend well with mixer. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  • Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients then add raisins and nuts. Spray bundt pan or 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for about one hour.

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13 Comments

  1. Sue Erskine says:

    This cake recipe looks so good and looking at the picture makes my mouth water.. A must bake cake.. thank you for this…

  2. This has become my go to cake recipe. I must admit I would much prefer a piece of cake in the morning with my coffee than actual breakfast food. I can lots of spiced applesauce in the fall so I always have it on hand. I still use all the spices you list so my version is spicier. And I seldom have buttermilk so I use milk/vinegar instead and the cake comes out just fine. Thank you for sharing your recipe.5 stars

  3. The recipe calls for applesauce but not apples. What are the two greenish items in the slice of cake? I have never known of applesauce with pieces that large and the recipe doesn’t ask for chunky applesauce. ?? Thank you.

  4. Karen grandjean says:

    Can I replace buttermilk with almond milk

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Sorry, Karen, I cannot advise you since I have not tried it but I would think almond milk would work.

    • Buttermilk is part of the rising along with the baking soda. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use two Tablespoons of lemon juice or white vinegar with each cup of milk. Try it with the almond milk to see if it curdles after setting a few minutes.

  5. Is it baking soda or regular soda? What kind of regular soda?

  6. This sounds like the applesauce cake my Grandmother used to make. She used pecans in it, but I never managed to get the recipe from her. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Mom, That looks GREAT!!!!Love you!Leigh

    • I have been searching for an “Applesauce Cake” recipe my friends mom you yo make us 25 years ago. Unfortunately they both passed away in a car accident and I never got the chance to learn how to make it. I just remember the ingredients from buying them for her. In the last 25 years I have never found anything like it and have tried many recipes. This looks like it could be the one! I always remember her saying something about mixing the baking soda into the applesauce and ” always use a glass mixing bowl”. I’m gonna give it a try… fingers crossed.

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