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Applesauce Cake Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Frost the cake. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 186 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat.

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jdh0731 User ID: 3723039 89903
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2014

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

KopyKat77 User ID: 2838103 33654
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2012

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

izzyblum User ID: 6209464 111044
Reviewed 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."

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