Applesauce Cake

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"Years ago I found this recipe in a Fannie Farmer Cookbook,and lost the book. Well, I bought another Fannie Farmer book and the recipe was in it. :) So I decided to post it here so others could enjoy as much as I do.For my own personal tastes I left out the raisins,but I'll include them in the recipe. This cake is pretty dense but very good with a Cream Cheese Frosting. I'm not going to post the frosting,because the are already several good recipes for it posted elsewhere on the internet. Posted to ZAZZ on 9/17/16. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (81.8 g)
  • Calories 272.6
  • Total Fat - 8.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 44.9 mg
  • Sodium - 302.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 30.2 g
  • Protein - 4.9 g
  • Calcium - 26.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Mix together the first 5 ingredients and set aside.

Step 3

Lightly grease and flour 2 8 inch round pans or a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Step 4

Cream together the butter and sugar.

Step 5

Add the applesauce,eggs,and vanilla making sure to mix well.

Step 6

Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until just until blended.

Step 7

Fold in walnuts and raisins.

Step 8

Pour batter evenly into pans.

Step 9

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or if your using the baking dish bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Step 10

Cool to room temperature,and frosting with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Great old fashioned cake that I loved as a child. Reminds me of my mom's Raisin cake, so moist and so delicious! I used a Vanilla Buttercream Frosting on it and it was yummy!

review by:
(12 Mar 2019)


Very good -- we used the 13 x 9 inch option and skipped the raisins and nuts - a great snack cake. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(22 Sep 2018)