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Easy Applesauce Cake

Mr. Weekly Bite & I are finally coming to the realization that we’ll be moving across the country in just over a month. We spent the weekend cleaning out our kitchen cabinets and our basement. It’s truly amazing how much junk we’ve accumulated in the five years we’ve lived here. The amount of cups and plates we have that never get used is unreal.

During my kitchen cleaning process I discovered not one, not two, but four bundt pans that haven’t been used in close to 3 years. I purchased one for myself, the others were gifts. After staring & admiring my cutest mini-bundt pan , I decided to put it to good use and make us a little cake 🙂

Applesauce cake is one of Mr. Weekly Bite’s favorites. I’m pretty sure he’d eat this all day… and nothing else. Expect for maybe Crystal Light (he goes through a gallon a day) 😉

This applesauce cake is one of the easiest to make. You don’t even need a mixer.

To start, you want to gather all your dry ingredients (except sugar).

FLOUR + BAKING SODA + SALT + CINNAMON + NUTMEG

Next you want to combine your sugar with the wet ingredients.

BROWN SUGAR + CANOLA OIL + EGGS + VANILLA + APPLESAUCE

Mix the wet with the dry & fold in some walnuts.

Grab the your cutest bundt pan and bake away 🙂

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (all-purpose flour can be used too)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray & set aside.

In a large bowl, combine your flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, & nutmeg. Mix well and set aside. In a separate bowl, combine your sugar, oil, eggs, & vanilla. Using a whisk, mix together until nice and smooth.

Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. Using a spoon, stir gently until combined. Fold in your walnut. Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until firm to the touch & toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Place cake on cooling rack and let cool completely in pan. Once cooled, invert cake and remove from pan. Dust with powdered sugar & Enjoy.

This made for the perfect afternoon snack! (With a glass of milk of course 😉 )

25 Responses

  1. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on April 4, 2011 at 7:41 am

    My oldest son’s favorite cake is applesauce cake. The first time I made it for him he was bragging to all of this friends and teachers about it. I know this because they all said something to me the next time I saw them. This looks beautiful!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) said on April 4, 2011 at 7:43 am

    you had me at ‘easy’ 😉

  3. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on April 4, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Easy and tasty is a good combination! I’m sure this would be a hit with my family. 🙂

  4. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on April 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Ahh- I have a BIG jar of applesauce in my fridge right now that needs to be used!! I’m definitely bookmarking this one!!

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on April 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Looks so good! I hope the home search/selling is going well. 🙂

  6. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on April 4, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Would you need to double the recipe to fit in a full sized bundt pan?

  7. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 4, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I think so. It would be big though. This recipe maxed out my mini bundt pan.

  8. Marci said on April 4, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Did I miss the amount of applesauce on the ingredient list? Looks really good for any time of the day!

  9. Estela - Weekly Bite said on April 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Oops! Thanks Marci 🙂 Its 2 cups of applesauce. I’m adding it now 🙂

  10. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on April 4, 2011 at 10:11 am

    What a great way to make use of your bundt pan!

  11. Mary (what's cookin' with mary) said on April 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    This looks so moist and yummy! I don’t have a bundt pan… think these work work as a loaf or muffins ?

  12. marla said on April 4, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Estela, I love applesauce cakes in baked goods. I gotta get me a bundt pan – don’t think I have one.

  13. Jessica @ How Sweet said on April 4, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    This sounds so good. I love anything apple.

  14. Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters said on April 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    This looks really good. I always have the best intentions to bake, but never seem to make it happen. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

  15. Nicole, RD said on April 5, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I need a bundt pan! They make the prettiest cakes. I love applesauce…I know I would love this!

  16. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on April 5, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Ha! I love that you have 4 pans! I don’t have any, but I have no idea where I would put it!

  17. megan @ whatmegansmaking said on April 5, 2011 at 10:17 am

    This looks like the perfect cake! So pretty, and simple. 🙂

  18. Cynthia said on April 5, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    That cake looks delicious!

  19. Kristi @ KristiAteIt said on April 5, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I know what I’m adding to my grocery list- applesauce. This reminds me of the monkey bread I make. YUM!

  20. carolyn said on April 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    i see you have another little girl on the way! a very big congrats, estela!

    it’s been so long since i’ve baked w/applesauce, as i seem to sub yogurt for most of the fat/oil. i’ll need to revisit soon…

  21. Anne Marie said on April 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This looks so easy and healthy enough that you could have more than one piece 🙂 My kind of cake!!

  22. Maris (In Good Taste) said on April 6, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I love that you don’t even need a mixer for this. Out will come my bundt pan tonight!

  23. Lubna karim said on April 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Wow….looks super delectable…..love that flavor of apple….

  24. Natalia - a side of simple said on April 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Apple sauce cake is my absolute favorite cake. My mom makes me one every year with buttercream frosting for my birthday. I seriously look forward to it all year 🙂

  25. Melanie Flinn said on April 6, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Looks tasty! I don’t think I’ve ever had applesauce cake but I love baking simple recipes!