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Applesauce Bundt Cake

Our daughter in law cans her own fruit and I had some jars of applesauce from her that I wanted to use in a cake. This recipe that I found on the Food Network site uses 2 cups of applesauce and fit the bill nicely. I omitted some of the ingredients in the original recipe. It was served on a weekend when all of our kids were together at our home and everyone gave it a thumbs up!

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened.
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter in large bowl.
  3. Add sugar and continue creaming.
  4. Add one egg at a time and continue beating.
  5. Add the vanilla and beat until fluffy.
  6. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  7. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the applesauce to the creamed ingredients.
  8. Fold in the walnuts.
  9. Pour evenly into a greased and floured bundt pan. 
  10. Bake for 45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
  11. Cool in pan and then invert onto cake plate.
  12. Dust with powdered sugar when completely cooled. 
  13. Serves 10 or more.


  1. Just wondering what the extra ingredients are that you left out?

    1. Athanasia, I think it was nutmeg and raisins that I didn't use and I used a bundt pan instead of a loaf pan.

    2. Thank you, Ellen, for the answer. I probably would not put raisins in either, but maybe nuts. We often us allspice instead of cinnamon as we like the wider spectrum of spice it gives.

  2. Oh, MY!!! And Oh, THANK YOU for the recipe!!! Sounds perfectly delicious!!!

  3. Autumn and apples what could be better. The flour is it cake/pastry or all purpose that you use?

    1. It's probably all purpose. That's what I would assume.

    2. Anonymous, yes, it's just all-purpose four not cake flour.

  4. Thank you for this recipe. I made it with applesauce from our own trees...a first. The cake is just wonderful and a hit here!

  5. Friends raved about this cake. I did add about 1/4 tsp nutmeg. The addition of raisins would be good in this.


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