You are here: Home » Recipes » Best Applesauce Cake Best Applesauce Cake Recipe by American Profile Yield 16 servings PrintEmail "This recipe has been a well-kept secret." Ingredients 3 cups applesauce2 cups sugar1 cup vegetable oil4 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking soda1 teaspoon cloves1 teaspoon nutmeg2 teaspoons cinnamon1 cup nuts (optional)1 cup raisins (optional)1 cup dried cherries (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a tube pan with cooking spray and flour lightly. Combine applesauce, sugar and oil. Mix well. 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. Pour batter into pan. Bake 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Recipe by Janet Connolly, Orange City, Fla.