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Applesauce Cake

"This family favorite is so sweet, moist and tender, no one will know it's a low-fat cake," says Joanne Huff of Champaign, Illinois.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, beat egg substitute for 1 minute on medium speed. Add the applesauce, sugar and oil; mix well. Combine the dry ingredients; add to applesauce mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins and walnuts.
  • Pour into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Frost the cake.
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  • bicktasw
    Sep 10, 2019

    Every year around this time (September), I get a craving for spice cake. I found this recipe and thought I'd try it. I had everything I needed except the egg substitute so I cracked 2 eggs into a 1/2 cup measure (2 extra large eggs fit perfectly) and I used them instead and I used sweetened dried cranberries instead of raisins. My husband can't have walnuts due to health problems, so I left them out and sprinkled some on top, instead (after I toasted them). I also doubled the frosting recipe ..... I will definitely be making this cake again ... it is a slightly dense and moist cake with a delicious spice flavor . The cream cheese frosting was very smooth and silky ..... sure did satisfy my Fall craving for spice cake!! 5 stars for sure! Volunteer Field Editor

  • jdh0731
    Mar 8, 2014

    This is great without the raisins, I don't like raisins.

  • KopyKat77
    Jan 29, 2012

    This is a GREAT recipe - even my sons loved it!! We WiLL have it again!

  • izzyblum
    Sep 18, 2011

    I was looking through old recipes from my grandmother and I noticed an applesauce cake that was my great granmothers and I wondered if there was a lighter version of the cake. I was very happy to find this recipe. It was easy to make. I added a little less sugar, used light cream cheese, and used light butter instead of oil. I also used a bundt ban instead. If you used a bundt expect that it wont rise the whole way up but I didn't care. You also have to cook it for 35 mins with the bundt. Super Yummy!! and not too bad for you.