You’ve probably had a cake that is studded with chunks of tender apple, but have you had one that is made with applesauce? Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m baking up an Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake that is sure to become a permanent addition to your fall lineup. The straightforward cake is made with plenty of applesauce, which both gives the cake a moist crumb and a wonderful apple flavor. It is seasoned with brown sugar and a combination of cinnamon, ginger and cloves – all spices that I frequently use in apple pies. The cake is finished with a cinnamon glaze, which pulls the spices out from the moist, satisfying cake and gives it a nice finishing touch.
This cake doesn’t require a mixer or any other special equipment, though you will need a bundt pan or a tube pan to bake the cake in. I find that tube pans give the cake an even more “old fashioned” look, while the bundt pans produce cakes that are a bit flashier. I used a very traditional bundt pan, but don’t hesitate to use a pan with a little more flair to the design!