Vintage Apple Sauce Cake Recipe

Vintage Apple Sauce Cake Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Do you love apple-flavored desserts? If you do, this vintage apple sauce cake recipe is for you. Catherine’s Plates will teach you how to make this delicious and moist cake. It is famous every fall since it’s the apple season, but you can definitely enjoy it all year long. It is packed with walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg – perfect for a dessert or snack with a cup of coffee or tea.


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Most of the ingredients you need for this recipe are probably already in your pantry, like butter, sugar, salt, baking soda, all-purpose flour, eggs, and milk. Making this cake is super easy, as it does not need any frosting. You can just drizzle caramel sauce or sprinkle powdered sugar on top and it is ready to serve. What I love most about this recipe besides that it tastes absolutely delicious is that it comes together easily. That is why it is perfect for potlucks or parties. For more apple dessert recipes, check Super Crunchy Glazed Apple Fritters RecipeMoist Cinnamon Apple Bread, or this Apple Crumble Muffin Recipe.

Easy Apple Sauce Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup of butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of walnuts (optional)
  • powdered sugar

How to Make Apple Sauce Cake

Step 1:

Start by preheating your oven to 350F, then spraying a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside.

Step 2:

In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Whisk until well combined.

Step 3:

In a large mixing bowl, add the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat using an electric hand mixer for about 2 minutes.

Step 4:

Whisk in the eggs one at a time until combined. Once done, mix in the vanilla.

Easy Apple Sauce Cake Ingredients
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Step 5:

Slowly add 1/3 of the dry mixture into the wet mixture and beat to combine. Pour in 1/2 of the milk and mix until well combined. Add another 1/3 of dry ingredients, beat well, then mix in the rest of the milk. Lastly, mix the remaining dry ingredients.

Step 6:

Add the apple sauce and mix on low speed using the hand mixer. Fold in the walnuts, then transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish.

How to Make Apple Sauce Cake
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Step 7:

Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the cake is golden, pulls away from the sides of the baking dish, and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Step 8:

Once done baking, let it cool completely, then dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar. Slice and serve.


Vintage Apple Sauce Cake Recipe

Vintage Apple Sauce Cake recipe

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