Addictive Amish Applesauce Cake


Addictive Amish Applesauce Cake

Take a trip back in time with this old fashioned applesauce cake.

Addictive Amish Applesauce Cake
Addictive Amish Applesauce Cake

If you're in need of a comforting cake recipe that will bring you back to simpler times, this Addictive Amish Applesauce Cake is just what you need.

This delightful spiced fruit bread is perfect for the holidays, so you may considering making a few to pass around to friends and family. Raisins, cherries and an array of delicious spices really make this cake what it is. Applesauce, of course, allows it to stay super moist throughout the baking process.

This is a fine treat to bring to a potluck or holiday party. It goes perfectly with tea or coffee.


Preparation Time30 min

Cooking Time1 hr


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup frozen cherries, thawed and halved

Amish Applesauce Cake Recipe


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Generously grease a bundt pan.

  2. Cream together butter and sugar.

  3. Add egg, applesauce, and water.

  4. Add the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon.

  5. Gently stir in walnuts, raisins, and cherry halves.

  6. Pour into bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

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I really like this spiced applesauce cake recipe. I have made a similar recipe many times in the past and with some pretty wrapping and ribbon given them away as gifts for neighbors however this one is just so tasty. Must be the addition of walnuts, cherries and raisins that gives this recipe extra goodness.

I've made apple cakes before using a recipe from my father, but I've never made an applesauce cake. I don't usually care for fruitcake, but this sounds like something I would like. I enjoy moist cakes, and I think this would be excellent. My wife loves cherries, so this would be ideal for her tastes.

Every year for the holidays I look forward to getting fruit cake from my friends who can't wait to give it away and It lasts me all year long. I can't really complain...although it's probably not the most healthy thing I could consume. This looks like a much healthier version and I love that it's not overloaded with sugar and filled with way too many dried fruits.

I've never heard of a recipe like this. I think when I make it, I will leave out the cherries. It sounds like such an easy tasty recipe. I'm glad it's moist and doesn't need frosting. I really don't like cake frosting, unless it's whipped topping frosting.

My mom made this all the time when I was growing up. It was always so good and moist. No frosting is needed. The applesauce keeps it moist until it is gone. I am glad to have the recipe now. I consider he raisins and cherries optional because it is good either way you make it.


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