Applesauce Cake (Ob'l Dunkes Kucha)

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Dee514

A yummy, easy to make applesauce/raisin cake from an "Old Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook".

Top Review by Angela Sara

This was superb! I used a jar of applesauce for this, the batter is thick as mentioned but the cake is sooooo moist! The blend of spices produced such a delicious flavour, it disappeared in no time!! I'm off to make another one! Thanks.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. ****To make applesauce****.
  2. Wash, quarter, core and pare 3 medium-sized apples.
  3. Put prepared apples into a sauce pan with 3 Tablespoons of water.
  4. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Press cooked apples through a sieve or food mill.
  6. Cool applesauce before using in cake.
  7. ------Applesauce Cake------.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  9. Grease the bottom only of an 8x8x2-inch square baking pan.
  10. Sift together first 6 ingredients; set aside.
  11. Cream butter until softened.
  12. Add sugar to butter gradually, creaming until fluffy.
  13. Alternately add the dry ingredients (in fourths) and applesauce (in thirds) to creamed mixture, mixing until blended after each addition.
  14. Mix in the raisins.
  15. Turn batter into prepared pan (batter will be very thick).
  16. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until cake tester or wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.
  17. Cool in pan on rack.

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