Spicy Applesauce Cake
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
Sweetened or unsweetened applesauce?
I used butter instead of shortening. It was perfectly softened but it would not incorporate the way the recipe had it added. Next time I need to whip the butter up separately like with most cake recipes. There was too much nutmeg for our personal taste and I had even went a little scant on it.
Very pleasing. We ate it warm. Some had ice cream with it and others used whipped cream. I was delighted that those that don't particularly care for nuts and/or raisins enjoyed it as well. Some commented about it needing a longer baking time. I had planned to bake it for 45 minutes but I was busy sewing and it ended up in for 47 minutes and it was perfect.
I made this for our annual family picnic a few days ago. I' still getting rave reviews about it. My son-in-law told my daughter that it beat his favorite cake that his mother makes!I will make it again for the holidays adding cream cheese icing.The only change I made was using mini semisweet chocolate chips and golden raisins.The texture and flavors were perfect.I think the cake is better eaten chilled.Awesome!
I used homemade unsweetened applesauce and 1 cup whole wheat flour. It was moist and full of yummy flavor. Whole wheat gives it that extra grit. Yum Yum!
a nice old fashioned cake- moist, dense. I used home canned applesauce- and it took about 15-20 min longer to bake. Perhaps it had too much moisture? DH was not a fan of the cake, so to each their own. I learned that I do not like chocolate combined with the spices...but that is just me-others may love it.
I just had this cake today, what a treat
THANK YOU to the person that posted this recipe!!
This recipe is also a keeper and I have used this recipe with some adjustments to it! I added 1/8 cup flour when mixing in the raisins and chocolate chips. Also, I found that vegetable or canola works just as well as shortening-I'll use either. I DID find that when I first made this cake, I needed to allot MORE baking time! Since then, I have baked this cake 45 minutes to really make sure that the cake is fully baked! Other than that, I'll use this recipe when I want to make an applesauce cake! I also use natural unsweetened applesauce in place of the regular applesauce and it has worked just as well for me! Thank you,Marian Platt, for this recipe! Dawn E. Lowenstein
This cake quickly became a favorite for family and company get-togethers! I've made it for years. I use unsweetened applesauce, which does not affect the finished product. Cutting back the amount of ground cloves a bit might appeal to some folks.