Best Applesauce Cake

  • Yield: 16 servings

"This recipe has been a well-kept secret."


3cups applesauce
2cups sugar
1cup vegetable oil
4cups all-purpose flour
4teaspoons baking soda
1teaspoon cloves
1teaspoon nutmeg
2teaspoons cinnamon
1cup nuts (optional)
1cup raisins (optional)
1cup dried cherries (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a tube pan with cooking spray and flour lightly.
  2. Combine applesauce, sugar and oil. Mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add to applesauce mixture and blend well. Add nuts, raisins and dried cherries if using.
  4. Pour batter into pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Recipe by Janet Connolly, Orange City, Fla.