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
- Heat the oven to 350 F (180 C/Gas 4).
- Butter and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan or two 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, applesauce, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
- Stir in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg until well blended.
- Fold in dates or raisins and chopped walnuts or pecans.
- Pour the batter into the prepared Bundt pan or loaf pans.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool the cake for 10 minutes in pan on rack.
- Remove from pan and cool completely on the rack.
- Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar or drizzle with vanilla glaze.
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