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Applesauce Spice Cake

November 7, 2015

This cake is delicious, full of flavor, and great as both a dessert and a breakfast cake with coffee. Plus the house smells AMAZING as it bakes!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Home-made Applesauce
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 cup pecans, chopped
Powdered sugar, for serving


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9×9-inch baking pan with Pam cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
  • Add applesauce and flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
  • Stir in pecans.
  • Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool in pan.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar, before serving.
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