Applesauce Spice Cake

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Charlotte J

Serve warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of maple syrup. The maple syrup gets my vote.

Top Review by COOKGIRl

This was moist and delicious; especially good served with real vanilla ice cream! We had guests over this afternoon for dessert and coffee and this cake recipe fit the bill perfectly. I used plain farina cereal then beat in about 1 tablespoon of real maple syrup with the eggs. Added a dash of ground ginger, too. Didn't add the raisins only the walnuts. Thanks for posting your easy recipe. Everyone enjoyed it. cg ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour a 9-inch round baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cereal, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves, and nutmeg or allspice and set aside.
  4. With electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter or margarine in large bowl until creamy, 30 seconds.
  5. Add brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  6. Beat in egg.
  7. Add one-third of the flour mixture, beating until incorporated, then beat in one half of the applesauce.
  8. Repeat, with another third of the flour mixture and the remaining applesauce, then beat in the remaining flour mixture just until smooth.
  9. Gently stir in walnuts or raisins, and scrape batter into pan.
  10. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  11. Let cool completely before serving.

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