Wanna use that applesauce you have sitting around in your pantry to make something truly tasty? Well, this Amish Applesauce Cake will knock your socks off! This cake is moist, tender, and rich with yummy apple flavor! So good, you’ll be  

Have you been invited to a potluck but have no idea what you should bring? This cake is perfect for that! Whip up this tasty treat and bring it with you, one bite is all it will take for everyone to fall in love with this dessert.

Super Easy!

This Amish/Dutch Applesauce Cake recipe is very easy to follow, just combine the ingredient and bake. It takes 35 minutes to prep and 40-50 minutes to bake this cake, so making it a couple of hours ahead of time or the day before you’re ready to use it will be ideal.


Make This Cake In One Go!

To make this cake, all you need is one bowl and a whisk. All the ingredients are combined in the same bowl to make the cake batter, then transferred to the cake pan for baking; which means, no big mess to clean when you’re done! That’s pretty awesome.


How Should You Serve Applesauce Cake?

This cake is delicious to serve at room temperature and eaten as it, but that isn’t the only way to enjoy this moist delight! For a truly decadent experience, have it with cream cheese frosting or whipped topping and chopped nuts for some crunchiness.


What’s The Serving Size?

This 9×13 cake will yield between 12-16 servings or more, depending on how small you want a serving to be. With that kind of yield, you can accommodate guests at a party or small gathering. You can even use this as a birthday cake!


Equipment Needed

Mixing bowls– You’ll only need one mixing bowl to combine all the cake ingredients.

Baking Pan– Use a 9×13 baking dish or cake pan to bake the cake.

Sieve– Use this or a strainer to sift dry ingredients.

Wooden Spoon– Use a regular wooden spoon to mix the ingredients.

Offset Spatula– Use this to spread the batter evenly in the baking pan.


Main Ingredients Of This Dish

Bob’ Red Mill–  I used 1 1/2 cups of this AP flour for this recipe but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Eggs– I used 2 large room temperature eggs in the cake batter.

Applesauce– I used a 16oz jar of unsweetened applesauce for this cake recipe.



Brown Sugar– If you don’t have any brown sugar, you can use an equal amount of granulated sugar to replace It.

Butter– To replace the butter in this recipe just use coconut butter or oil. Use 1/2 cup of coconut butter or oil in place of the 1/2 cup of butter.


All The Ingredients

  • Brown Sugar– Combined with the butter.
  • Butter– Gives the cake flavor and a moist texture.
  • Eggs– Added to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Applesauce– combined with the egg mixture.
  • Cinnamon– Mixed with the other dry ingredients and combined with the liquid mixture to make the batter.
  • Cloves– Added to the batter for flavor
  • Salt– Enhances the flavors of the other ingredients.
  • Baking Soda– Gives the cake its volume during baking.
  • All-purpose Flour– Sifted with the other dry ingredients.
  • Raisins– Folded into the batter last.


How The Cake Was Made

  1. Preheat the to 325 degrees and grease a 9×13 loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine all the cake ingredients in a large bowl, in the same order which they are given, start by combining the butter and sugar, then add the eggs.
  3. Add the applesauce to the egg mixture and mix until blended.
  4. Sift the dry ingredients together and add them to the large bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Fold in the raisins, pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick tester comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.


Add The Eggs

Once the butter and sugar had been creamed, I added the 2 room temperature eggs one at a time, properly combining the first one before adding the other one. This was done to prevent the cake batter from becoming curdled.


Cream The Butter And Sugar

For this recipe, I creamed the butter and sugar by hand using a bowl and wooden spoon. If you’re having trouble with the spoon, try switching to a wire whisk. Place the butter in a mixing bowl, soften up with your utensil, add the sugar, and mix in a circular motion until the mixture is light in color and smooth. If you have an electric mixer, you can use it.


Storing Applesauce Cake

This cake can stand at room temperature for 3 days when covered in plastic wrap or an airtight container. To store this cake for longer periods, wrap it in plastic or tin foil and place in an air-proof container, and freeze for up to 3 months.


Moist and delicious homemade Amish Applesauce Cake, the perfect dessert after dinner! The thing better than the enticing aroma of this mouthwatering dessert is the scrumptious taste! Lightly dust with powdered sugar or ice with your favorite frosting and enjoy!


Amish Applesauce Cake

Amish Applesauce Cake

Yield: 12-16 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This yummy, super moist applesauce cake makes a great weeknight dessert everyone can enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F or 170°C. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients in this recipe, in the same order that they are listed.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and even it out with an offset spatula.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick to the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Slice and serve.

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