Recipe By FUNN182
Published Jun 19th
Prep 30m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 1h 10m
Servings 2 - 8 inch round pans OR 1 - 9x13 inch pan Calories 315.1

This cake keeps well and will stay fresh for picnics or trips. Add a teaspoon of powdered ginger if you want it very spicy. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting before serving if you wish.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 (8 inch) round pans, OR 1 (9x13 inch) pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the applesauce. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the raisins and walnuts. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes for the 8 inch layers, OR 35 to 40 minutes for the 9x13 inch pan. Test to see if a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto cooling racks.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 315.1
  • Carbohydrate 49.7 g
  • Cholesterol 51.3 mg
  • Fat 12 g
  • Fiber 1.6 g
  • Protein 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.5 g
  • Sodium 322.1 mg
  • Sugar 31.4 g


  1. I was making these for my kids so I made this into cupcakes and didn't add in the raisins and walnuts; although I think I would have liked them more had I included these ingredients. But my kids liked them just as I made them and they didn't last long in the house. I topped - Read more ...
  2. Terrific recipe- this is a keeper. I found the cake to be easy to make very moist and delicious. In the future I wouldn t bother making a frosting for this as it stands well on its own. I made half the recipe resulting in 12 cupcakes. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Great applesauce cake! This doesn't take long to bake - it's done in 35 minutes for a 9x13 pan. For those who found it dry maybe they overcooked it. I almost did! I upped the applesause by 1/2 cup and used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown (decreasing the sugar by - Read more ...
  4. Our family loved this easy recipe.The cake vanished in notime. Iadded ginger cloves and used cannola oil instead of butter.Iused 1/2 cup wholewheat flour and glazed the cake using powdered sugar vanilla and a little water for a lactose free desert.thanks Britney!
  5. The cake was very moist. I made the cake without raisins or walnuts. It still turned out good.
  6. I was expecting it to be a little more moist but it had great flavor. I added chopped apple and made them into cupcakes. I halved the recipe and made about 10 cupcakes. I cut the sugar back and still thought it was very sweet. If I made the full recipe I would cut out - Read more ...
  7. Well this was not my favorite. This is my first less then 5 stars I've ever given. Didn't have a great deal of flaavor and was dry. I may have baked it a bit too long. My oven and I have issues. I don't think I'll make this again. I'll try another spice cake sometime. - Read more ...
  8. I made this for a large group of people (tripled the recipe) at a soup kitchen we help with. They all loved it. Families from our church even took some home! I may have cooked it too long or it could have been a little more moist.
  9. Nice moist cake used a 9 X 13 pan and frosted it with cream cheese icing. Very easy and everyone enjoyed it!

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