Amazing Applesauce Cake


Delicious and amazing applesauce cake.


Isn’t it curious how we typically add frosting to our cake and then top it with ice cream? You could say we add sugar to our sugar. The thing is our bodies easily convert white flour into sugar. Thus, if the cake we eat is made with white flour (as most are) you could say we’re adding sugar to our sugar and then topping it with sugar. Is it any wonder we get a rush and then crash after eating most cake? Thankfully, today’s recipe is for a delicious cake made from healthier whole-grain flour that’s simple to make and is so good without frosting you won’t miss a thing.


Now, I could extol the virtues of this cake and say it’s a much healthier than some. It’s true we skip the white flour and sugar (which is good), but this recipe still calls for plenty of brown sugar and butter, so any health benefit that comes from using whole-grain flours or coconut is a matter of degree. Still, this is one recipe you need to try simply because it screams, “Yum!”


Let’s Gather The Ingredients


If you saw our recent post, “The Secret In The Applesauce” you already have a head start for today’s recipe. Otherwise, check that out first to see how you can make some truly delicious homemade applesauce you can use here. Believe me, you won’t be sorry. One note: The batch of applesauce we made for the pictures here is chunkier than some of our applesauce, or applesauce you typically buy in the store. When we run our fruit mix through our Chinois set (i.e. strainer) it tends to come out smoother. We didn’t do that for these pictures so you can see pieces of whole fruit. Either smooth or chunky works great for this recipe.


Okay, here’s everything we need for our Amazing Applesauce Cake:


Lets gather the ingredients first. I don't want to go to the store.

For the very best cake use our homemade applesauce.

1 cup whole wheat flour (substitute Farro flour or oat flour if you prefer)

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup brown sugar packed

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 cup melted butter

2 cups applesauce (Use our homemade version for the best results)




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


In a large mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients, including the flours, brown sugar, coconut, salt, soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir together.


Melt the butter in a pan or the microwave. It should only take about 20 – 30 seconds if you use the microwave so watch it carefully to avoid burning it.


Add the melted butter and applesauce and stir together until well combined.


Pre-grease a 7 x 11 or 8 x 8  baking pan. Now pour the batter into it and pop it in the oven for about 40-50 minutes (time could vary a bit depending on your pan). Check with a toothpick to make sure the center is done. The toothpick should come out clean.


Here's everything you need to do.


For a quick print version of today’s recipe click here.


One of the great things about this cake is the wonderful aroma that comes pouring out your oven as you’re baking it. And yes, you could drizzle some icing over the top or perhaps add a cream cheese frosting, but it really doesn’t need it. Okay, if you just can’t resist, go ahead and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Best served slightly warm.



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