Happy 2019! I’ve actually had this recipe written for a couple months but the Holidays got the best of me and things got top busy. THEN I had my wonderful friend’s husband help to update my blog with a new look and feel… do you like?? I’m in love 🙂 It really pays to know software engineers because my technical knowledge allows me to type this and that’s about it…
Back to the apple cake! It’s actually adapted from a recipe i found on all recipes:(https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/7380/applesauce-cake-i/). I tweaked and tested the recipe several times and this here is the winner. It’s a little taste of fall but I really feel these flavors are good year round. It’s also sweet enough to serve as an after dinner treat but simple enough to have with your morning coffee! You KNOW I love a versatile recipe!
I like the addition of cake flour because it makes what could be a very dense cake a bit lighter. However, I understand not everyone will have cake flour on hand so 2 cups of all purpose flour is absolutely fine! Have fun with this recipe! You could add nuts and raisins or any dried fruit as the original recipe calls for but I found I loved it best with only the diced apples for added texture.
Let me know what you think! Happy baking!
A delicious and easy cake that is sweet enough to be an after dinner treat but simple enough to have with morning coffee!
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (softened)
- 1 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2 tbsp molasses
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup apple (peeled and diced)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and heat apple sauce slightly in microwave
Mix together sugar, butter, apple sauce and molasses. If you don’t heat the apple sauce prior to mixing the butter will start to clump. This is fine… just be aware!
In a separate bowl mix all of the dry ingredients. Slowly pour into the wet while mixing.
Fold in the diced apples and pour batter into a greased bread tin.
Bake for 45-50 minutes until firm and cooked all the way through.