Applesauce Cake

Now, I am the first one to admit that when it comes to dessert, I am usually all about the chocolate.  Oh yes.  Chocolate Cookie Truffles.  Chocolate Caramel Cookie Brittle.  Even, I admit it, Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips.    But every once in a while, even I, chocolate-lover that I am, get a yearning for something Other Than Chocolate.  And when that happens, it’s good to have a quick and easy recipe like this one on hand.  First of all, you probably have just about everything you need to make this cake somewhere in your kitchen right this second.  By itself it makes a lovely, easy apple spice cake that is the perfect non-chocolate treat.

But if you really want to kick it up to the next level, the special place where all really wonderful desserts live, take an extra few minutes to make the delectable apple cider sauce to spoon over the top of it.  It will make your applesauce cake truly all that it can be.

And with that, who needs chocolate??

Okay, I do.  But that’s a post for another day.  :)

Applesauce Cake
Cake Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup applesauce
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
Sauce Ingredients
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, allspice, baking soda and salt. Mix in applesauce, nuts, water, oil and vinegar and pour into greased 8x8 baking pan.
  3. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 35-40 minutes. Cool slightly while preparing sauce.
  4. Heat all sauce ingredients until boiling in a medium saucepan. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Cut cake into squares and serve with sauce.


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  1. Barbara says

    This looks delicious! And the winning topper is the caramel sauce. Does it taste like a caramel apple?? :)

  2. Anonymous says

    I was so excited to see this post! I made this as soon as I saw the recipe…it's in the oven right now. My 6 year old son has severe food allergies to eggs so we're always on the lookout for desserts that don't contain egg. I have a similar one for a chocolate cake, but sometimes ya just need a little spice (cake) in your life :-)

    I have an old friend coming over for lunch today so I'm sure this will end the meal off just right! Thanks so much! ~ Kari

  3. PoetessWug says

    Yep, I'm a chocolate lover too. And yep! I love applesauce cake as a breaker every now and again. SCORE!!! ^_^

  4. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) says

    I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical – to me, a dessert without chocolate feels very righteous but always a little disappointing. But this does look wonderful. I am bookmarking it and hope to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

  5. zenegra online says

    Applesauce Cake is looking so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe..Really I am going to try it..Thanks ….

  6. zenegra online says

    Applesauce Cake is looking so delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe..Really I am going to try it..Thanks ….

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