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Sugar Free Applesauce Cake

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"Moist apple cake with only the natural goodness of apples for sweetener. Great for kids and people watching their refined sugar intake."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch square cake Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Beat the eggs until they drop like ribbons from the beaters. Continue beating and add the oil in a thin stream. Beat in the 1 cup applesauce and the 1 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate.
  3. Beat in the flour gradually until well blended. Add the baking soda, ground ginger, ground almonds and apples, mix to combine.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes or until the cake tests done. Let cake cool on a rack for 15 minutes before turning out of pan. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. Carefully slice the cake in half horizontally with a long serrated knife. Fill and frost with Apple Butter Frosting.
  6. To Make Apple Butter Frosting: Beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in the apple butter and remaining 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 20, 2003

I used this cake for my son's first birthday party. He loved it as did the rest of our guests. I added a bit more juice concentrate to the frosting to give it more flavor. You also have to make sure the top layer of frosting is thick enough because when it sits for a bit, the cake looks spotty in areas that have little icing. The hardest part was not tearing the cake when trying to put the two halves back together. I found that you could substitute any unsweetened fruit juice concentrate if you happen to be out of apple. --a sugar conscious mom

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2004

Moist cake that would benefit from the addition of raisins or dates and some more spices, like cinnamon and cloves. If you want to really "frost" the cake with the suggested frosting, you need to prepare it while the cake is baking and then chill it to thicken it up. You really need to be careful to prepare the pan or it will stick. For those who really must be strict about their diets, this isn't a bad option. It isn't flat and tasteless as so many are and it doesn't call for odd or difficult to find ingredients. I will try it again.


12 Ratings

Dec 20, 2007

I followed this recipe to the exact, and I tell ya, I feel like I wasted a lot of money making this cake. It has no flavor at all, Im always looking and trying new recipes to make for my mom that is sugar free. I actually throwed it out. It was that bad. It really needs some other flavors in it.

Jul 02, 2003

I love sweet stuff, and this satisfied my sweettooth. I am a swimmer, and before big swim meets I try to reduce the amount of suger I eat. My brother opted out of eating any, and my sister tried it and hated it. My parents both loved it though. I would recommend this recipe to everyone. And if you need to add a little bit of sugar. I didn't and it still tasted great! Also, don;'t use too much frosting on the inside, because if its too thin on the top, it will look like its green and moldy:-)

Nov 13, 2002

A very healthy cake. Is a bit plain though. I recommend getting cream cheese frosting from a can to even out the healthfulness of the cake. Still healthy!! :)

Feb 14, 2012

bland no flavor tasted like baked flour.. if not for icing, would have no flavor.

Oct 06, 2005

The cake was yummy and moist. Perfect for us sugar-concious! I used a mixture of millet, spelt, and barley flour instead. -- I would recommend doubling the frosting recipe. I too had issues with not enough coverage (and it does look like mold!)

Feb 04, 2009

I followed the recipe to the letter and this cake was very bland. I may as well have been chewing on my dishtowel. The icing is definite keeper though.


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  • Calories
  • 402 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 10.2 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 375 mg
  • 15%

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

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