Easy Apple Recipes – Applesauce Spice Cake

I’m not sure why I always wait to make this cake until December every year, because we have applesauce in our house year round.  Maybe it has something to do with the smell of cinnamon, cloves and allspice baking in the oven.  It’s like the that particular combination of spices can only be used around the holidays or something.  It’s kind of weird.

Anyway, everyone in my family loves this cake, and the HH and I have been known to enjoy a slice {or two} with our coffee {him} and tea {me} in the morning.

We love this recipe, and I hope you do too.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda {15 Cool Uses for 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 {how to make buttermilk}
1 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Butter and flour an 8-in square baking pan and set aside.

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 25- 30 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.

If you love baking as much as I do I’m sure you’ll enjoy Baking: From My Home to Yours* By Dorie Greenspan. This book is highly rated and comes with so many great recipes that I’ve barely made a dent in my copy. Amazon has currently has this book in stock and ready to ship.

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  1. Brianschef says

    I have many pints of cantaloupe sauce we made last ear and am always looking for great recipes to use it in. This will work! :)

  2. Mandy says

    I made a big batch of applesauce in the crock pot earlier in the week, and had just about a cup left. This recipe spoke to me, and it’s cooling on a rack as we speak! Thanks much.

  3. Beth P says

    Never heard of applesauce cake before so I gave it a go and I am so glad I did – it was moist and delicious. Thanks Mavis!

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