Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe


Are you familiar with Mavis at the One Hundred Dollars a Month blog? She is the Queen of Gardening and I seriously envy her yard and garden.  She featured this recipe on her blog in December, and I decided to give it a try.  Verdict?  Yummy!  The fact that it’s delicious and easy to make makes it a winner in my book.

Though Mavis dusted the top of hers with powdered sugar, I left mine plain. You know what would be yummy though?  Topping this cake with some cream cheese frosting.  You can find a recipe for the frosting here, on my Pumpkin Bars Recipe page.  You’d probably want to cut the frosting recipe in half though.


Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup of buttermilk ( I was a rebel and used regular milk)
1 cup sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter and flour an 8-in square baking pan and set aside.  You’ll want to do this even if you use a non-stick pan.  Trust me.
  • In a medium bowl combined the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cloves, and salt and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, butter, vanilla and sugar until nice and smooth.  Mix in the applesauce and buttermilk, then add in the dry ingredients and mix again until everything is incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into your 8-inch prepared pan and bake at 375 for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

Happy Baking, y’all!

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted March 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm by Jo Murray | Permalink

    Yummo…thanks for that…I’m off to the kitchen.

  2. Posted March 12, 2013 at 5:53 pm by Melody | Permalink

    My pleasure. So glad to hear you’re going to make the cake. I love it when readers make recipes I’ve posted!

  3. Posted March 13, 2013 at 8:44 am by oksana | Permalink

    Never seen a cake recipe with applesauce before. Sounds delicious. Have to try! Thank you, Melody for sharing.

  4. Posted March 13, 2013 at 10:36 am by Melody | Permalink

    This was my first time making an applesauce cake, and I really like it! I hope you enjoy it, too…