Grandma's Applesauce Cake Recipe

 Apples are considered one of the nutrients that nourish the body and are rich in vitamins and minerals,

so they are included in various recipes, and in the manufacture of various juices and desserts. Among 

these recipes, we offer the easiest way to make apple cake at home with relatively simple equipment to 

get a cake rich in flavors and rich in nutrients, which can be served On various occasions with orange 

juice and other juices.

Health benefits of apple

1- Reducing the risk of clots

Some studies indicate the role of the nutrients in apples in reducing the risk of stroke, and the reason for

this is due to the fact that they contain dietary fibers, which work to protect blood vessels and enhance

their health and blood circulation as well, and prevent clots and strokes.

2-Supporting nervous system health

Where some studies have found that eating apples helps reduce the number of neurons damaged by 

oxidative stress as a result of containing the compound quercetin that helps protect neurons, and thus 

apples help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and enhance the efficiency of brain work, and reduce

the risk of dementia. with age.

In addition, one study indicates that people who eat less amounts of foods rich in flavonoids, such as 

apples, are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and related dementia over a period of about 20 


3- Protection from diabetes

One of the benefits of apples is that it may help protect against type 2 diabetes, due to its proposed role

in maintaining blood sugar levels as much as possible, as a result of its dietary fiber content.

4-Maintaining heart health

Apples contain good amounts of fiber, antioxidants, such as vitamin C, in addition to potassium, which 

works to maintain heart health and normal blood pressure, and reduce the incidence of heart 


In addition, eating apples and the dietary fiber they contain, the most famous of which is pectin, 

contributes to lowering high cholesterol levels, especially harmful cholesterol (LDL).

5-Maintaining a healthy digestive system

Among the benefits of apples is the contribution to improving the digestion process and protecting the 

intestines because it contains fiber. The fiber also preserves the mucous membrane of the colon from 

exposure to toxic and carcinogenic substances. It is very beneficial for people with constipation and 

helps stimulate the intestines.

In addition, apples contain pectin, which is an important nutrient to maintain the balance of beneficial 

bacteria in the intestines.

6-Helping to lose weight

Swelling contains relatively few calories, and is free of cholesterol and saturated fats. Therefore, it can 

be considered a healthy and suitable option to be included in the diet for those who want to lose and 

maintain weight.

7- Immune support

Apples are rich in many vitamins that benefit your health, as they contain good amounts of beta-

carotene and vitamin C, which is a powerful natural antioxidant, important for resisting diseases and 

infections, and preventing cancer, especially breast cancer.

Apples are also rich in flavonoids such as quercetin, Epicatechin, and Procyanidin B2, in addition to 

containing tartaric acid, which gives the apple its sour flavor. All of these compounds help the body get 

rid of free radicals in addition to their role in boosting the body's immunity.


1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

0.5 cup Mazola Corn Oil

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon or apple pie spice

0.75 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups applesauce

0.5 cup raisins optional

2.5 tablespoons water

3 large eggs

3/4 cup granulated sugar see note

0.5 cup chopped walnuts optional

0.25 cup honey plus more for serving, if desired


In 350°F. Grease a 9x13 cake pan and set aside.

Combine baking powder flours, salt, baking soda, and spices.

whisk corn oil(In a separate large bowl), water, eggs, , applesauce sugar, and honey. Add dry 

ingredients . Add raisins and walnuts and stir to combine.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 20-35 minutes , until the top springs back when you touch it and

a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Place the pan on a rack to cool. If desired,dust 

with powdered sugar . I like to drizzle each slice with honey right before serving.

How to Store Applesauce Spice Cake

Due to it’s high moisture content and cream cheese frosting applesauce cake is best stored in the fridge.

We actually love this cake cold and it can be enjoyed straight from the fridge, but if preferred you can 

bring to room temperature before serving.

Another option is to freeze the unfrosted cake, wrapped in foil, for up to 3 months in an airtight 

container. Thaw then frost, slice and serve.

Helpful Tips for the Best Applesauce Cake

Applesauce notes: Don’t use sweetened applesauce since it has added sugars and might make the cake a

bit too sweet.

I like to look for an applesauce without added water for more apple flavor.

Use smooth, not chunky applesauce.

Weigh ingredients: If you have a kitchen scale, I highly recommend using it for this recipe (and almost 

all baking recipes when possible). I love this one HERE.

If you don’t have a scale, be sure to use the scoop and level method for measuring the flour as that is 

what I used to make this recipe.

Quick chill frosting: With cream cheese frosting, I like to freeze it in a few 3 minute intervals (stir 

between each) before frosting the cake so it’s a little more firm.


A scale to measure your flour is highly recommended for the most accurate results. However, if you 

don’t have a scale, fluff your flour with a spoon and then spoon it into your cups before leveling it off 

with a knife. This method is the best way to measure flour without overpacking the measuring cup, 

leading to a heavy applesauce cake.

Lining the cake pan will help prevent the bottom of the cake from getting too dark. It’ll also make 

lifting the cake out of the pan much easier.

Tap the cake pan on the counter a few times to pop any air bubbles and level out the batter in the pan 

for an even bake.

Do not overmix the batter, or you’ll have a tough cake. Mix everything until just combined, and avoid 

using a mixer.

Room temperature eggs incorporate evenly and quickly so you do not overmix the batter. If you forgot 

to bring the eggs out, put the cold eggs in a large bowl and cover them with warm tap water for 5 


Make sure you allow the cake to cool fully before you frost it. If it is still warm, the frosting may melt