applesauce cake
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I prefer the recipe just as it is, using walnuts and sprinkled with a bit of powdered sugar. My husband enjoys it with golden raisins instead of nuts. Follow your own baking bliss! Consider swapping white flour with whole wheat white for a less processed ingredient and organic sugar (sourced from cane sugar, pesticide-free and possibly fair trade) for granulated white (sourced from sugar beets).
: dessert, vegan
Serves: 10-12 servings
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, or whole raisins
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt and spices; set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar. Add the applesauce and mix until combined.
  4. With the mixer set to low, gradually add the flour mixture, followed by the nuts or raisins, mixing until combined. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then beat into the batter until evenly combined.
  5. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until evenly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool. Serve with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
Recipe by phoebe's pure food at