Applesauce Spice Cake

AllSpice staffer Eva said: I love this Applesauce Spice Cake from my mom’s vintage Better Homes + Gardens cookbook. The page it’s printed on was already crinkled and butter-stained when the book was handed down to her from one of great aunts – that’s how you know it’s really good! My mother will make this a few times a year and I love to come over and have a piece (or two or three).



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F and grease and lightly flour a 13 ” x 9 ” cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients, except the sugar.
  3. Cream the butter in the mixing bowl on the mixer’s lowest speed, beating until creamy. Add sugar, a half cup at a time, mixing until thoroughly incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at least one minute after each addition. Alternate adding applesauce and dry ingredients to the batter.
  4. Bake in 350°F oven for 45 – 50 min. Cake is done when a toothpick, inserted in the middle of the cake, comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool at least 15 min on a wire cooling rack before slicing and serving.


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