Applesauce Spice Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


Applesauce Spice Cake is super easy to make and is perfect for just a few people. I always make this cake when I have a little applesauce left and want to use it in a cake. This simple cake is made in an 9X9 so it is perfect for just a few people. Many would probably refer this this cake as a “snack” cake, since it’s a small version and you can make it easily.

Applesauce Spice Cake Ingredients needed:


Brown Sugar



Vanilla Extract

All Purpose Flour

Baking Soda


Nuts (optional)

Raisins (optional)

Now you will definitely need all the delicious spices to make this cake so good. We love spice cakes and cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice take any cake to the next level. This cake is wonderful with a cup of coffee! This would be a great addition to any brunch gathering. I love to just sprinkle this cake with powdered sugar however you could always top this with a frosting. Cream cheese frosting is always a hit! If you love simple cakes like this you will also love this easy Cinnamon Flop Cake!

Applesauce Spice Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks


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Applesauce Spice Cake

The Southern Lady Cooks
Easy cake your family will love.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Brunch, Cake
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons butter 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 a preheated 350 degree oven for 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.
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