Applesauce Cake Recipe

Applesauce cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, brought to room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • Powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x13" baking dish and set aside.

Mix the first seven ingredients together in a large bowl and whisk until combined. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, mix butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, beat until well combined and fluffy.

Add eggs to the wet mixture one at a time, beating until well incorporated. Add vanilla extract and mix again.

Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing as you go. Add milk a quarter of a cup at a time, mixing as you go. Once combined, add applesauce and mix well.

Pour batter into a prepared baking dish, spreading evenly. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, or until cooked through.

Let the cake cool completely, then dust the top with powdered sugar.