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Applesauce Cake

A moist and tender Applesauce Cake
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12 slices


  • 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp of ground spices-- I used a combination of green cardamom seeds , cinnamon, all-spice and cloves. You can also add nutmeg, and vary the combination of spices per your taste.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola or other flavorless vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp egg replacer + 2 tbsp warm water.
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup walnuts , lightly toasted (for 2 minutes in a microwave) and chopped


  • Sift the flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl and whisk in the spices
  • In another bowl, beat together the oil and the sugar for a minute.
  • Add the egg replace-water mixture to the bowl.
  • Add the applesauce and mix well.
  • Now add the flour and whisk together until just mixed. Don't overmix.
  • Pour the batter into a greased and floured standard loaf pan.
  • Bake 50-55 minutes in a 350-degree preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a rack for about 15 minutes, then run a knife around the edges, unmold, and continue to cool on a rack. Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • The cake, once baked, has a wonderfully rich brown color that sometimes makes some guests wonder whether it has chocolate in it.