Spicy Applesauce Cake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

A great dessert of snack. Goes well with plain vanilla ice cream. Vegan -- so it's eggless and dairy-free.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Grease 9-inch square pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and oil at medium speed until blended.
  5. Add applesauce and mix well.
  6. Add flour mixture all at once; beat on low speed.
  7. until well blended.
  8. Stir in raisins and nuts.
  9. Spoon batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Cool completely on wire rack.
  12. Cut into squares.
  13. Serve plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or frosted with whipped topping, if desired.
Most Helpful

Yum!! This was REALLY good. Not a crumb left. My four year old kept getting pieces and taking them to people saying, "You have to try this!" Very good. don't change anything!!

nanunanu March 22, 2004

I never made applesauce cake before so I thought I would try this one. I made it exactly as written and topped it with powdered sugar. I did not like it at all - nor did a handful of other relatives. I thought it tasted too bland and like flour. Sorry, but I won't make this again.

Michigan-fan January 28, 2010

My family loves this cake. It was one of the few things my friend who was dying of breast cancer would eat. I made them into muffins so she could eat them in small servings that wouldn't overwhelm her delicate system. I make a homemade not dairy (using soy and rice ingredients) cinnamon vanilla frosting. It is about to become my holiday gift as mini loaves of spicy applesauce bread.

mdviolin December 19, 2009