- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons cloves
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs; beat well. Set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Remove 1/2 cup of flour mixture and stir into nuts and raisins. Set both aside. Alternately stir flour mixture and applesauce into creamed mixture. Mix well. Add nuts and raisins; stir to blend. Pour batter into greased and floured bundt cake pan. bake at 350° for 65-75 minutes, or until cake tests done when wooden pick is inserted near center. Cool in pan 10 minutes; turn out on rack to complete cooling. Yield: 20-24 servings.
Reviews forOlivia's Applesauce Cake
"Since I didn't have a fluted tube pan I made mine in an 8 in baking dish. Turned out great ............One serving did my husband's sweet tooth in."
"I'm a pretty fair baker and this recipe doesn't work. It was brick heavy and tasteless. Never again!"
"I brought this recipe to a friends house last night for the dessert because they made the main meal and everyone raved about it & I must give them a copy of this recipe, the husbans wanted more & we said to wait. Sandie Flaxington, College Station, Tx."
"I guess I was a little harsh with my rating. I did manage to salvage it by making an orange glaze and pouring over the top. IF I do make this again I will put some orange zest in the batter."
"Sorry about the rating but this cake was NOT what I thought it would be. It smelled so good while it was baking (I baked it for ONLY 60 minutes and should have taken it out at 55! The estimated times of 65-75 would have been way too long. My goodness I never heard of baking a cake for that long!)It was moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Hmmm. And it tasted blah. No flavor. I think it should maybe have some molasses. My (homemade) applesauce even had cinnamon in it so thought I would be able to taste the cinnamon. Guess I will keep looking for that one special recipe some more. Sorry Olivia!"
"Oh my goodness, this cake brings back memories. I made this several times in the 'nineties, but haven't made it in maybe a decade. I don't know why I let it drop from my repertoire. Anyway, I remember it being wonderfully delicious and now I plan to make it again soon."
"This is one of those cakes that needs to be a tradition. It is so simple yet delicious. Bit hit with my husband and me."
"I USED ONLY 1 CUP OF RAISINS AND SUBSTITUTED PECANS FOR THE WALNUTS. THIS WAS DELICIOUS AND LOVED BY THE WHOLE FAMILY. WILL DEFINITELY MAKE AGAIN."