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Raisin Pound Cake Recipe

Raisin Pound Cake Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:32 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable 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 mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, applesauce, water, oil, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in raisins. Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5-10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I made this recipe in a Bundt pan, and served applesauce on each slice. The cake was moist and flavorful."

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