Grandma's One Bowl Molasses Applesauce Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

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.

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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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]

Sydney Mike October 20, 2011