Prepare a flavorful and traditional dessert using this Big Family Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake recipe. The tasty treat tastes similar to an apple with a slight crunch from the added chopped walnuts.
Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
Would you like to bake a flavorful cake from scratch? If you’re looking for ideas, try this Big Family Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake. You can use fresh ingredients to prepare a cake that tastes a lot like apple pie. It is the perfect large family dessert to eat with the family after dinner. You can even freeze the cake until you’re ready to eat it.
The Ingredients to Make Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
Prepare the Big Family Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake using these ingredients:
- All Purpose Flour. Start with the flour to create the batter for your cake.
- Apple Pie Spice. Enhance the taste of your cake using apple pie spice.
- Brown Sugar. Make sure your cake is perfectly sweet by adding brown sugar to the mix.
- Unsweetened Applesauce. Adding homemade applesauce gives the cake more flavor and leaves it moist.
- Walnuts. Chop your walnuts before adding them to your cake batter.
- Golden Raisins. You’ll need a cup of golden raisins for this recipe.
Along with these essential ingredients, you’ll need a few others, such as baking powder, baking soda, unsalted butter, traditional sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Do I Have to Use Chopped Walnuts?
The chopped walnuts add more texture to the recipe. They offer a slight with each crunch that goes well with the flavor of the cake. If you’re not a fan of walnuts, you can use other types of chopped nuts, such as chopped peanuts or chopped pecans.
Can I Use Any Raisins in the Recipe?
Golden raisins taste great with this homemade traditional cake. If you don’t have golden raisins, you can use a different type of raisins to give this cake more flavor and texture. If you don’t like raisins, you can leave them out of the cake or even replace them with craisins.
Can I Use Sweetened Applesauce?
It’s better to use unsweetened applesauce to keep the cake from becoming too sweet. You’ll add brown sugar to the batter before preparing the cake to give it the right amount of sweetness.
What to Add to the Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake
You don’t need to add anything else to this tasty Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake, but you might want to serve it with vanilla ice cream. You can add toppings to the cake, such as whipped cream, sliced bananas, and even sliced strawberries. Powdered sugar is another great topping to consider sprinkling over your cake.
How to Store the Cake
Cut your cake into individual serving slices, wrap the slices in plastic wrap, and store them in a large container with a lid. You can leave them on the counter for up to three days or put them in the fridge to keep them fresher a bit longer. If you’d like to freeze the cake to preserve it, you can put your slices in the freezer, leaving them there for up to six months.
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