Applesauce Cake

Wren’s Little Nest
by Wren’s Little Nest
10 Slices
1 hr 10 min

I always love to have a little treat with my afternoon coffee. Nothing too heavy or sweet but just something to indulge a little. I usually make this recipe as a loaf, but today I was feeling creative and thought I would dress this cake up just a little. I decorated the top with sliced almonds and gave the whole cake a light dusting of powdered sugar before serving. I love the crunch that the almonds give to the cake and the extra sweetness from the sugar. My usually boring looking applesauce cake looks so pretty now with just a few simple additions. This would definitely be pretty enough to share on special occasions and the best part is that it is extremely simple to make.

Once you have mixed the batter, pour it into a well greased baking dish.

Decorate the top of the cake with sliced almonds.

How pretty! Once the cake is cooled you can give it a light dusting with some powdered sugar.

The applesauce in the cake keeps it from becoming dry. It’s the absolute perfect cake to enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Recipe details
  • 10  Slices
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 60 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 10 min
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  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • Sliced almonds
  • Powdered Sugar

Preheat oven to 350
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl until smooth.
Pour batter in a well greased baking dish.
Decorate the top of the cake with the sliced almonds.
Bake for 1 hour.
Once cooled dust with powdered sugar and serve.
  • Kay Kay on Jan 31, 2021

    What size baking dish

    • Wren’s Little Nest Wren’s Little Nest on Jan 31, 2021

      I used an 8” pie dish but you can use a 9” square or loaf pan as well 😊 I’ve even used this recipe for muffins just slightly adjust the baking time. Hope this helps!