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Butterscotch Applesauce Cake Recipe
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Butterscotch Applesauce Cake Recipe

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"The Butterscotch Applesauce Cake goes into the oven first," Evelyn notes. "Its pretty golden topping is loaded with goodies, including pecans and butterscotch chips."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 396 calories, 18 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add eggs and applesauce; mix well. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to creamed mixture. Stir in raisins. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with chips, sugar and pecans. Bake at 375° for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Butterscotch Applesauce Cake in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p20

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Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"This is one of my favorite cakes. I usually make it in a 15 x 10 pan. It's really good!"

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2010 Edited Jun. 1, 2014

"I adjusted this recipe to suit my tastes: I used 1/2 white & 1/2 packed brown sugar, 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce, an additional 1/8 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. salt instead of 1/2 tsp., 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. each ground gloves and nutmeg, in place of raisins if not available, I used 1 cup mixed candied fruit, 1 Tbsp. ground Navel orange, 1 package (10-oz.) butterscotch chips OR cinnamon chips, 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 cup chopped pecans. I greased and floured 13x9x2" baking pan & I baked cake 35 to 40 minutes @ 375o F. or until cake tester comes out clean when inserted near center. I have used this recipe before and I thank you for sharing it with Quick Cooking! delowenstein"

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