Applesauce Date Cake

READY IN: 1hr 55mins
Recipe by SandraJ

This a wonderfull dense cake. Got the recipe from a magazine about 30 years ago. Kind of reminds me a little of a fruit cake.

Top Review by Kendra Jeans Kitchen

So moist, we keep going back for MORE. This is wonderful! I found the recipe in McCall's magazine in the early '60's.It reminds me so much of Spanish Bar Cake that A&P Food store sold for years. I'm so happy to see it posted. Thank you, Kendra

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  2. Grease well and flour a 9-by-9-by-2 inch baking pan.
  3. Into a large bowl of electric mixer, sift flour with baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, salt.
  4. Then add eggs, sugar, butter, and 1 cup applesauce; at low speed, beat just until ingredients are combined.
  5. At medium speed, beat 2 minutes longer, occasionally scraping side of bowl and guiding mixture into beater with rubber scraper.
  6. Add remaining applesauce, dates and walnuts; beat 1 minute.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  8. Bake 50 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in pan 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from pan.
  11. Let cool on wire rack.
  12. Frost with a Cream-Cheese frosting.

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