Delicious and Moist Applesauce Cake Recipe

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Delicious and Moist Applesauce Cake Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on December 02, 2023

Indulge in a slice of this moist and flavorful applesauce cake, made with a blend of warm spices and homemade applesauce. This classic American dessert is a perfect treat for any occasion, and the combination of tender cake layers and creamy frosting will leave you wanting more. With just a few simple steps, you can create a homemade cake that will impress your family and friends.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the applesauce and buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Once the cake has cooled, frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting or whipped cream. Serve and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Applesauce cake is a traditional American dessert that dates back to colonial times.
  • This recipe uses homemade applesauce to give the cake a natural sweetness and moist texture.
  • The warm spices in this cake, such as cinnamon and nutmeg, create a cozy and comforting flavor profile.
  • Applesauce cake is a great way to use up leftover applesauce and creates a deliciously unique dessert.