Easy and Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake Recipe

Baking Bliss Alert! Dive into the magic of our Easy and Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake Recipe. Preheat that oven to 350°F and join us on a baking adventure. From whisking the perfect dry mix to the delightful dance of wet ingredients, we’re creating, melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece. No need for frosting, but we couldn’t resist topping it with an easy, delicious icing. Swipe left for the full recipe journey and tag a friend who needs a slice of this apple pie heaven!

Grandma's Secret Applesauce Cake
Grandma’s Secret Applesauce Cake


Dry Ingredients:

  • Take 2.5 cups of all-purpose (Flour) (300 grams)
  • Take 1.5 cups (Granulated Sugar) (300 grams)
  • Take 0.5 cups (Brown Sugar) (110 grams)
  • Take 2 teaspoons (Baking Powder)
  • Take 0.5 teaspoons (Baking Soda)
  • Take 0.5 teaspoons (Salt)
  • Take 2 teaspoons (Cinnamon)
  • Take 2 teaspoons (Ground Ginger)
  • Take 0.5 teaspoons of allspice
  • Take 1 cup (Chopped Walnuts) (Toasted)

Wet Ingredients:

  • Take 2 cups (Applesauce)
  • Take 0.5 cups (Vegetable Oil)
  • Take 3 large eggs (Room Temperature)
  • Take 2 teaspoons (Vanilla Extract)


Preheat and Prepare:

Oven setting 350°F (175°C) to start. For removal, butter and line a 9 by 13-inch baking dish (parchment paper).

Combine Dry Ingredients:

In bowl, Mix dry ingredients. Ensure accurate measurements, especially with the flour, for the best baking results. Mix well to create a homogeneous blend.

Wholesome Apple Hug Cake
Wholesome Apple Hug Cake

Add Nuts:

Toss in the chopped and toasted walnuts into the dry mixture. Ensures that Nuts are evenly coated, preventing them from (Sinking) during baking.

Prepare Wet Mixture:

Applesauce, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract ought to all be added in a different region and whipped until smooth. Room temperature eggs ensure an even bake.

Combine Wet and Dry Mixtures:

Gently add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Be cautious not to overmix; a perfectly blended batter is the key to a light and fluffy cake.

Easy and Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake Recipe

Bake to Perfection

Prepare Frosting

Pour batter into prepared baking dish While the cake bakes, prepare a simple frosting
Check for even distribution Cream room temperature butter
Use a skewer to check doneness Add powdered sugar and milk alternately
Bake for 40-45 minutes Finish with vanilla extract
  Adjust milk for desired consistency

Frost and Garnish:

Fill the cake with your own homemade frosting until it has cooled. As an optional garnish, integrate sprinkles, walnuts, or caramel swirls..

A Cake to Remember
A Cake to Remember

Slice and Enjoy:

Experience the creamy, clean, and perfection that make this fantastic Applesauce Cake so unique with every bite.

Happy baking!


Easy (Applesauce) Cake recipe!  Set your oven to 350°F and let the aromatic blend of fall spices fill your home. From perfectly measured flour to the secret of using applesauce for that moist crumb, every step is a delight. Top it off with a simple yet heavenly frosting—pure bliss! Swipe to see the baking journey unfold.

Easy Applesauce Cake Bliss. Set your ovens to 350, friends! First, prep your baking dish with parchment paper, ensuring your cake journey is smooth.

Now, let’s talk wet ingredients magic! Embrace the applesauce (homemade or store-bought), vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla. Mix, but don’t overdo it—gentle folds are the secret. Into the oven for 40-45 minutes, and your house will smell like a fall paradise? Meanwhile, whip up an easy frosting: butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla—pure joy in a bowl. Once the cake has cooled, liberally frost it, because why not?

Ultimate Applesauce Bliss
Ultimate Applesauce Bliss


Quick and Easy:

The recipe comes together quickly, making it a convenient option for those with a busy schedule.

Fall Flavors:

Packed with fall spices, the cake offers a delightful taste reminiscent of apple pie vibes.

Moist and Tender:

Addition of (Applesauce) keeps the cake moist and providing a melt-in-your-mouth experience.


Recipe allows for (Personalization) such as adding favorite spices or using different nuts.


Clumping Issue with Brown Sugar:

The use of brown sugar may lead to clumping, requiring extra effort to break apart for even mixing.

Dependency on Scale:

While a scale is recommended for precise measurements, not everyone may have one, necessitating the use of alternative measuring methods.

Oil-Based Cake Storage:

The choice of vegetable oil over butter makes the cake softer but may result in a firmer texture when refrigerated.

Sifting Challenges:

Some may find sifting challenging, especially if dealing with clumped brown sugar or other ingredients.

Making this cake seems like a rewarding endeavor with the delicious outcome!


What can I do if my brown sugar is clumpy?

A6: If your brown sugar has clumps, break them apart with clean hands before measuring. It’s important to eliminate clumps to ensure accurate measurements and even distribution in the batter.

Does the powdered sugar for the frosting need to be sifted?

A8: Sifting powdered sugar is optional unless you notice large lumps. If you do encounter lumps, sifting can help achieve a smoother frosting. Adjust the consistency by adding more milk or cream as desired for easier spreading.

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