Applesauce Molasses Cake - Low-Fat, Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

A moist, delicious spice cake that also happens to be low in fat and free of gluten and dairy. If you use another GF flour mix make sure it contains adequate amounts of guar gum or xanthan gum to help the cake rise. Kosher: Pareve.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl, combining thoroughly.
  3. Blend wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients slowly while beating with electric beater or large whisk. Beat thoroughly, until smooth.
  5. Spray 9" round cake pan or 9x13" baking pan with baking spray. (For easier removal of cake from pan, place parchment paper on bottom of pan before spraying). Pour batter into cake pan.
  6. Bake cake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out nearly clean.
  7. Remove cake from pan and place on cooling rack. Serve while warm.
  8. Optionally, the cake can be frosted with vanilla frosting or dusted with powdered sugar before serving.


Most Helpful

This smelled wonderful coming out of the oven and tasted just as good! I used egg replacer instead of one of the eggs and reduced the sugar slightly. Moist and light texture. I got one 9" round and 6 cupcakes, the round taking 25 min. to bake and 20 min. for the cupcakes. This is a recipie to keep and share!

ktorichan October 06, 2007

Wonderful, moist cake! My son loved it (he has all the allergies). I added raisins and made a coconut icing to compliment it which was a good choice. For coconut icing (dairy and sugar free go to Elana's Pantry for the recipe). I replaced the sugar with 3/4 cup of agave syrup, which reduces the sugar significantly.

hgravel October 18, 2008

Lots of kumquats from our trees so we turned this into kumquat cake by substituting kumquat parts (sans seeds) that I cut up in the foot processor until it resembled the consistency of applesauce. Also substituted xanthan gum for guar gum and used an "on-hand" gluten free flour mix. Result was wonderful! Think this recipe will become a regular start off point for other creations.

daytonajill August 06, 2011

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