Sourdough Applesauce Cake

Recipe by Dreamgoddess

This is one of the Zaar recipes that I adopted. I hope to prepare this one soon and will post any modifications that I make to the recipe.

Top Review by lalaith1977

I liked this recipe. It wasn't spectacular, but it is a good fruit quickbread type recipe and an interesting way to use sourdough starter. Texture is coarse rather than fine-grained. Extremely moist with a nice blending of the flavors, nothing overwhelms. I made this with a cup of mashed pears instead of applesauce. I had some pears that had reached the soft, squishy stage so rather than throwing them out I peeled them and they mashed up to the same consistency as applesauce. Baking time for me was 75 minutes in an 8 by 8 inch pan. Had to cover the edges with foil to keep from overcooking them as the center was still liquid. Recipe did not state, but I did a 30 minute rest period for the sourdough mixture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the starter, milk, flour, and applesauce, and let stand in a covered bowl in a warm place.
  2. Cream together the sugars and butter.
  3. Add the beaten egg and mix well.
  4. Add spices.
  5. You may also add a half cup of raisins or chopped nuts, or a mixture of the two.
  6. Beat by hand until well mixed and no lumps reamian.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for half to three quarters of an hour.
  8. Test for doneness with a knife when half an hour is up.
  9. Allow to cool until cold before cutting and serving.

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