Harvest Applesauce Cake

a sweet warm slice of harvest applesauce cake
side-view of harvest applesauce cake

With all of the Halloween candy lying around my house this week, I figured I better bake something healthy to munch on. I found a recipe for applesauce bars online, and switched up some of the spices and the pan they were baked in. The cake threw together quickly, (almost embarrassingly quickly for how good it tastes). It is an extremely moist and apple-licious cake that did not even need frosting. And when I say a cake does not need frosting, that means it must be REALLY good. Each slice is only 185 calories and very satisfying.

Harvest Applesauce Cake
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Serves: 8
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9" round cake pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Beat in the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Stir until combined.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Serve warm.

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  1. Ooohh, looks so good and moist.  I think it’s time to make some applesauce so I can try this cake.

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