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Moist Apple Cake


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • SAUCE:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Add applesauce, oil and vanilla; beat until blended. Stir into flour mixture; mix well. Fold in apples and pecans.
  • 2. Pour into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add the brown sugar, milk and vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over warm cake. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 341 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • mitzihar
    Nov 25, 2015

    This is the best apple cake I have ever had. Very moist and had great flavor. my family told me to make it for the holidays. Next time I am going to use 3/4 Cup of pecans. Love it Thank you,

  • pinush
    Nov 16, 2015

    Very moist. Next time will reduce cinnamon and sugar. Keeper

  • 1RJ
    Sep 19, 2013

    I made this great recipe for my Christian Womanhood tea today!! It was first sampled by my husband and son warm from oven - they both thought it was the "best dessert they had ever had". Huge success with the girls. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious! Thank you!!!

  • hcrayosky
    Nov 21, 2011

    I have made this recipe several times for family gatherings. It's always a hit!! I was looking for something similar to what my Aunts always made. This cake is easy and tastes fabulous.

  • megs5454
    Dec 31, 1969

    I just made this tonight, and had to leave a comment! It's so good! The caramel sauce is a great addition to an already moist and delicious cake! I'll definitely make this again! Best of all, it uses far less oil than traditional apple cake recipes.

  • shantay13
    Dec 31, 1969

    sounds so yummy!!! cannot wait to make it!

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