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Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

Applesauce Spice Cake

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"Applesauce and oatmeal round out this heartwarming classic."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch square pan Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Combine rolled oats with boiling water and let stand for 20 minutes. Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oatmeal, oil and applesauce. Add eggs, sugar and brown sugar and mix well. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Finally, fold in the raisins and nuts. Pour into the 9 inch square pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 15, 2011

Our family loves this cake. I double it for a 9x13 and omit the walnuts for the sake of one child. It benefits from a bit of salt and extra cinnamon. Cook a little longer if you are dealing with a gooey cake. A cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, or buttery sauce is the perfect finish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2006

this cake recipe seems off to me. i attempted to make it, followed all instructions, etc., and at the "batter" stage, i had a very watery, FOAMY mess. i'll give the benefit of the doubt and say that maybe there were some misprints in the recipe--the flour especially seems to be a starngely small amount. also, the recipe called for using a 9*9 pan, and with the amount of watery foam batter i had, it would have bubbled out of the pan. unfortunately, trying to make this cake into muffins only made it worse--the muffins boiled out of the pan and burned. also, i tried adding flour to thicken up the batter, and that obviously didn't help. i think this recipe needs some adjusting, which is why i am only giving it one star.


9 Ratings

Sep 26, 2007

This cake was gooey and did not have a good taste. I will not make this again.

Aug 07, 2005

This cake had a gummy texture and did not have a good flavor.

Sep 08, 2011

I have made this recipe for years and its really good. I pour the boiling water over the oats and sugars and then add the rest of the ingredients in normal cake fashion. It's light and fluffy and rich.

Aug 09, 2013

Great recipe! I added shredded carrots, cranberries, chopped granny smith apple and a little more applesauce. I baked it in a sheet cake pan and cut into squares, it didn't last a day!


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  • Calories
  • 277 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 9.2 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 122 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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