Applesauce Cake Roll Recipe

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This old-fashioned roll is pretty for parties and great for gifts, but it's also a real treat for a coffee break.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Additional confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 254 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 96 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, beat eggs. Combine flour, cinnamon and cloves. Add to eggs along with sugar; mix well. Add applesauce. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan with waxed paper, and grease and flour the paper. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Turn out onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Peel off paper and roll cake up in towel. Let cool. Meanwhile, for filling, beat cream cheese, milk and sugar in a small bowl. Stir in raisins. Unroll cake; spread filling to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Refrigerate until serving time. Cut into 1-in. slices. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Applesauce Cake Roll in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p16

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2009

"My aunt made this YEARS ago and I have loved it ever since. It is moist, simple and delicious !In fact, I could eat the whole thing."

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