This Applesauce Cake is a great easy fall dessert. The scratch cake recipe is simple enough for even new bakers to succeed making.
Applesauce Cake with Raisins and Walnuts
This simple scratch baked applesauce cake proves desserts don’t need to be fussy to be both beautiful and delicious. Fall is the perfect time to make a rustic cake like this. It is great after dinner, served with coffee in the morning or even bake one while the kids are at school and serve as an after-school treat.
Looking for a more pie-like apple dessert? Try my Caramel Apple Dump Cake. It’s just four ingredients!
As far as apple sauce cakes go, this is one of the easiest you will find that isn’t made with a boxed cake mix.
How to make Applesauce Cake
Here I will walk you right through the steps of making this simple fall dessert. I have step by step recipe instructions for you. Even if you have never baked a cake from scratch before, you’ve got this!
Want to really step up your made from scratch game? Make your own homemade applesauce in the Instant Pot.
First gather your ingredients, coat the inside of an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Make sure your butter is somewhat soft.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl.
Add the apple sauce into the bowl and mix that in.
Now add your flour, baking soda, cinnamon and ground cloves. Mix these in well.
Now drop in the raisins and walnuts. Fold those in until they are evenly distributed.
Now spread the cake batter out into your prepared baking pan.
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Bake for 40-45 minutes util a toothpick pulls out clean from the center of the cake.
Let the cake cool and dust with powdered sugar before serving. Simply slice and serve.
- 8 inch baking dish
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8-inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the applesauce and mix well. Add in the flour, baking soda and cloves and mix just until combined. Fold in the walnuts and raisins.
- Pour the batter into your prepared dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Sprinkle with the powdered sugar, cut and serve!
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