Grandma's One Bowl Molasses Applesauce Cake

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mollie 2

My Mom has been making this for 20 years. This is a very dense, moist cake, maybe closer to a pound cake, but that's what I like about it. We added the raisins to the recipe, so you could omit them. I also like to add Walnuts, some day I may also add some coconut. This is great warm or cold.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Wonderful, wonderful cake! Pretty much followed the recipe, though I used homemade applesauce & increased the amount of raisins to 1 generous cup! This cake was made to be shared with a neighbor couple, but I'll tell you right now ~ The next time I make it, it'll all be for just the 2 of us right here at home! Thanks so much for sharing it! [Made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in this fall's round of Pick A Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift dry ingredients, cut in butter. Stir in molasses, egg, applesauce, raisins.
  2. Pour into greased and floured 8" square pan. Bake 350 for 40-45 minute.
  3. Drizzle with glaze when cool.

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