- Food: Applesauce Cake
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
This applesauce cake is very satisfying on a fall day. It is soft, juicy, and flavorfully seasoned. To make it even better, top it off with cream cheese icing!
Do you want to know how much I adore this recipe for applesauce cake? In two weeks, I succeeded four times, yes, four times. That much applesauce cake is a lot!
In theory, there is a lot of applesauce cake, but in actuality, there is far less. You take one for breakfast, come back later for a snack, and perhaps take another one or two for dessert.
That first cake is practically gone by the end of the day, and it’s fully gone by the end of the next. How shall I put it? This applesauce cake is perfect for this time of year.
It has a comforting, warm autumn flavor and is light, fluffy, moist, and soft. With a cup of coffee or tea, you can enjoy it simply, or for a more luxurious treat, top it with cream cheese icing. It is wonderful in either case.
Ingredients for a recipe for applesauce cake
The following basic ingredients are required to make this applesauce cake recipe:
- Of course, apple sauce! Although I like using homemade applesauce in this recipe, store-bought works just well in a pinch.
- The combination of all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and almond flour not only makes this cake healthy but also delightfully moist and tender.
- They aid in the cake’s expansion during baking: eggs, baking soda, baking powder, and apple cider vinegar.
- Cane sugar: It gives the cake just the right amount of sweetness without making it overly sugary.
- For richness, use avocado oil. Any other neutral oil, like grapeseed or vegetable oil, would also work in this situation.
- Almond milk: It provides moisture. Oat milk, soy milk, or cow’s milk would all work well in place of almond milk if you don’t keep any on hand.
- Spiced apple pie for a warm autumnal flavor.
- Vanilla extract: It gives food a warm, rich flavor.
- Walnuts: They add crunch.
- And sea salt—to bring out the tastes in everything
Making Applesauce Cake
Making this applesauce cake is quite easy. This is how it works:
First, combine the dry ingredients in one basin and the liquid ones in another by whisking them together.
After that, combine the dry components with the wet ones.
and fold to incorporate.
Don’t combine too much! The cake will be dense if you do.
Fold the walnuts in next.
After that, bake! With a spatula, spread the batter into an equal layer in an 8 by 8-inch baking pan that has been oiled.
A toothpick inserted should come out clean after 35 minutes of baking at 350°F, and the top should bounce back when touched.
Before carefully removing the cake with the parchment paper, let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. It should be moved to a wire rack to thoroughly cool.
Finally, have fun! Spread cream cheese icing on the cake or slice it and serve it without any toppings. So simple!
Recipe advice for applesauce cake
- Applesauce can be made at home. Although using homemade applesauce elevates this applesauce cake recipe, store-bought applesauce also works well. The cake is flecked with tiny soft, spiced apple chunks thanks to the slightly lumpy texture of my applesauce. What could be tastier?
- The flour is leveled with a spoon. Imagine that you are baking banana bread. When it comes out of the oven, it is dry despite your expectations that it would be extremely moist and delicate. So discouraging, huh? You might have unintentionally used too much flour, then. A canister or bag of flour frequently has a firmly packed inside. You risk measuring more than you wanted to if you scoop it up directly. Spoon the flour into your measuring cup and use a knife to carefully level it off for more precise measurement. Want to know more?
- Some can be frozen for later. Put the excess of this applesauce spice cake in the freezer if you can’t finish it in a day or two! They can last up to three months in good condition. They can be warmed for about 30 seconds in the microwave or left to thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
|15 minutes to prepare
35 minutes for cooking
This delightful fall treat is an easy recipe for applesauce cake! You may eat it straight or add cream cheese icing or a dollop of vanilla ice cream to make it more appealing.
- 1 cup applesauce, store-bought or homemade
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup avocado oil, or other neutral oil
- ¼ cup almond milk
- 3 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
- ¾ cup whole wheat flour spooned and leveled
- ½ cup almond flour spooned and leveled
- 2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Cream Cheese Frosting, optional
- Grease an 8×8-inch baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. I also use a piece of parchment paper to line mine.
- Applesauce, sugar, oil, almond milk, eggs, vanilla, and vinegar should all be blended with a large dish of applesauce.
- The all-purpose, whole wheat and almond flour, apple pie spice, baking powder, salt, and baking soda should all be combined in a medium basin.
- Just combine the dry ingredients with the wet ones in the bowl you added them to, then fold in the walnuts. Pour into the ready-to-use pan.
- When a toothpick placed in the center of the cake emerges clean, bake for 32 to 39 minutes. The cake should cool in the pan for ten minutes before being moved to a wire rack to finish cooling. If desired, ice the cake with cream cheese frosting once it has completely cooled.