Raisin Pound Cake

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.


2 loaves (16 slices each)

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
Yellow cake mix, applesauce and raisins make this moist pleasantly spiced loaf a no-fuss favorite of LuEllen Spaulding. "I turn to this recipe when unexpected guests drop by because I usually have the ingredients in the cupboard," writes the Caro, Michigan baker. For a special occasion, top slices with fresh fruit.


  • 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, applesauce, water, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in raisins. Pour into two greased 8x4-in. loaf pans.
  2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 100 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 108mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.