Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I am a very picky eater and I love this cake! My husband and my kids (ages 7, 6, and 2) also love it. The entire batch is gone in less than one day and I don't mind making it a few times a week because it's so easy! It's healthy too so I made it for breakfast once :)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix oil and sugar; then add applesauce.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and add to applesauce mixture; beat until smooth.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 8-inch square baking dish.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes
  6. Use icing if desired.
Most Helpful

I've made this a few times and it's great! I added raisins and walnuts/pecans, chia's very versatile. I actually just totally switched things up and made it with mashed bananas, spelt flour, pecans, and a crumb topping - definitely a winner!

keramil January 14, 2016

I made it already twice with spelt flower 50/50 wholegrain. delicious! today I will make it as a base to vegan tort I make for my son of his second birthday. thank you!

Platek K. March 14, 2015

Fluffy and moist! I used half wheat flour and half all purpose. I also followed another reviewers lead and put raw sugar and cinnamon on top for the little crunch. My very picky friends loved it!

chefhgardner February 11, 2015