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 :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  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 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

Very easy and a great base recipe. I changed it a little b/c what I had on hand, 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1 cup cake flour. I used pear/banana sauce instead of apple, b/c I'm overrun with pears and have been canning all week. The only addition was to sprinkle some turbinado sugar and cinnamon on top for a nice crust on top.

rlrmeyers August 08, 2011