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Applesauce Snackin’ Cake makes a great afternoon snack with a glass of milk or cup of coffee.  How many times have you ended up with one cup of applesauce in the refrigerator that is about to spoil and you don’t know what to do with it?  I usually make this applesauce snackin’ cake because it is quick and easy and I hate to see anything ruin.  This cake is so moist it really doesn’t need a frosting. Just sprinkle on some powdered sugar and you are good to go.  My family and grandchildren loves applesauce and I usually have it on hand so anytime we need something sweet I throw this easy cake together for a treat.

4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/8 teaspoon allspice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1 cup raisins

1 cup nuts (I use walnuts, you can use whatever you like)

Whisk together butter, sugar, egg, applesauce and vanilla in a large bowl.  In another bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and nutmeg.  Pour the flour mixture into the first mixture and mix well with a spoon. Fold in raisins and nuts.  Spray a 9 x 9 inch baking dish and add batter.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 35 to 40 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary.  Remove and let cool.  Can frost with your favorite frosting or just dust with powdered sugar on top.  Enjoy!  If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Banana and Raisin Cake. 

Note:  You could double this recipe, too.

Applesauce Snackin'Cake

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  1. Would it be possible to cut the sugar down to half a cup or would it not turn out as well?

  2. Can I make this in a loaf pan, like a banana bread. I think it would be good that way to.

  3. I made this today and it was yummy!! I didn’t have but 1/2 cup of applesauce so I improvised w/ a 1/2 cup of homemade apple butter, turned out fine..thanks for sharing

  4. kate Hitchcock says:

    Do you have a (hard copy) cookbook? I find myself bookmarking your recipes and using at least one everyday – they are AWESOME! And my family is enjoying them as well – having them on my phone is great while at the grocery store but the small screen is not as user friendly during meal prep – thanks for posting

  5. Can you substitute self rising flour?

  6. Sounds wonderful for fall with a cup of coffee. Love cakes with spice and nuts!

  7. This cake is a keeper for sure!! Easy to make and so moist and yummy.

  8. stacey wiley says:

    I love the applesauce cake:-)

  9. This looks wonderful. There is just something about the spice cakes that makes it seem like Fall is on its way, even though it is still warm here in N. Alabama…

  10. This sounds delicious! My mom always uses applesauce as a healthy alternative in her cookies and cakes to add moisture and sweetness without the calories, but this one’s new. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. This sounds delicious! I guess I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

  12. Connie Doran says:

    Sounds super good and easy…making tomorrow for sure!! Thanks!

  13. Thanks for sharing your own recipes. I enjoy cooking and to know that your recipes always taste so good

  14. I don’t have any leftover applesauce…would applebutter work?

  15. Anna Bennett says:

    WOW it looks & sounds so good. I have to share it on Face Book.

  16. This spice cake looks wonderful. I was looking for something to take to my daughter’s house this weekend & I think this fits the bill. My grandson loves spice cake & so do I. Thanks for posting.

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