Easy Apple Snack Cake

Recipe by DuChick
READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 1 8




  • Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat an 8-inch-square cake pan with vegetable oil spray.
  • Whisk the flour, baking powder, spices, and salt together in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the brown sugar and butter together in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 6 minutes.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated, scraping down the bowl and beaters as needed.
  • Beat in the applesauce and lemon zest.
  • Whisk the flour mixture into the egg mixture until no streaks of flour remain.
  • Stir in the apples and raisins (if using).
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with a few crumbs attached, 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through baking.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack, about 2 hours, before serving.