Applesauce & Raisin Cake

Recipe by HokiesMom

Found in the All*You Magazine from March 2009. A nice moist cake with the fun of a pretty glaze. I've made this with both raisins and dried cranberries and they both work really well. Feel free to use what suits your tastebuds the best. It is a great cake to have when you expect company as it is light and goes great with a mug of coffee.

Top Review by weekend cooker

This made for a delightful treat after church for us. I used raisins rather than cranberries, and served this with one of my pork chop recipes for a late lunch, (early dinner). The spices were a real nice combo, that were extra good. Made for a perfect meal. Cooking times were right on the dot. Tagged and made for Market Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 9x5" loaf pan and line bottom with parchment paper and butter paper. (This makes removing it from the pan so much easier).
  2. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
  3. Stir baking soda into applesauce in a separate bowl.
  4. Mix dry ingredients together.
  5. Add dry ingredients in to butter mixture alternating with the applesauce. Mix just until blended well - don't overmix or the cake will be dense.
  6. Gently stir in raisins.
  7. Pour batter into pan and bake until top springs back when pressed - about 50 minutes (check at 45 minutes).
  8. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.
  9. Make glaze by mixing the lemon juice with the confectioner's sugar until smooth. Spoon glaze over the cooled cake and let set up before serving.

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