Monday, September 13, 2010

Mom B's Applesauce Cake

I love warm applesauce cake. You can tell I'm in the mood for autumnish food! My mom makes this cake quite often, so to me it's like having a little piece of home. Enjoy!!

Mom B's Applesauce Cake

Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together:
2/3 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar

2 small eggs (or one large)
Beat till combined

In a small bowl whisk together:
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Dash of allspice
Then add all but 1 Tablespoon of the flour mixture to the creamed mixture. Mix until the flour is all incorporated in the creamed mixture.

In a small bowl:
Add 2 cups applesauce (besure this is room temperature)
Add 2 teaspoons baking soda to the applesauce, stir to combine (this is awesome to watch, makes the applesauce bubble)
Then add to butter and flour mixture and stir to combine.
Add 1 to 2 cups chocolate chips to the Tablespoon of leftover flour mixture, and toss so chips are coated with flour (I learned this trick from a lady I worked with that owned a bed and breakfast, this keeps the chips from sinking to the bottom of the batter while baking.)
Then stir chips into your batter. Spread batter into a 13x9 in cake or brownie pan that you've sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. (I sprinkle my pan with a little cinnamon sugar as well)
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until cake springs back when touch in the center.
Let cool and frost with your favorite vanilla icing. See my recipe below.

Vanilla Frosting
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 drop of coconut extract (makes delicious frosting)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons milk

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and Beat with an electric mixture till smooth and creamy. Start with 2 Tablespoons of milk, if more milk is needed ad 1 tablespoon at a time. Just so you get a thinner, spreadable icing.


  1. My dad's favorite birthday cake..this is so good!

  2. Di, thanks for joining in to the cake extravaganza. Cheers