Moist Applesauce Spice Loaf Cake

Applesauce Cake Iced

The Spruce / Diana Rattray 

  • Total: 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Servings: 12 to 16 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
334 Calories
21g Fat
35g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12 to 16
Amount per serving
Calories 334
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 4g
Calcium 48mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy applesauce cake is baked in two loaf pans or a Bundt cake pan. A simple blend of spices along with vanilla flavor this cake perfectly.

The cake has gotten many positive comments from people who have made it. One person reduced the sugar for 1 cup total — part brown and part white — with excellent results. Feel free to use dried cranberries, cherries, or chocolate chips instead of raisins. Use walnuts or pecans in the cake.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar (granulated)
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 cup chopped dates (or raisins)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
  • Garnish: sifted confectioners' sugar or vanilla glaze

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F/180 C/Gas 4.

  2. Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg until well blended.

  5. Fold in dates or raisins and chopped walnuts or pecans.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan or loaf pans.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

  8. Cool the cake for 10 minutes in pan on rack.

  9. Remove from pan and cool completely on the rack.

  10. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with vanilla glaze.

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