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Hi! I'm Noreen, wife, mother of two amazing, almost grown, daughters, content creator, cook, baker and sister in Christ. Welcome to my Kitchen! I hope you stick around, enjoy the recipes and share them with those you love!
Today I want to share with you a quick and delicious applesauce snack cake that is easy to make and you just serve it right out of the pan you bake it in! This one doesn't even have any frosting, icing or glaze on it. We just enjoy this with a dusting of powdered sugar or nothing at all. This cake is moist and flavorful and can be made from pantry staples. This is a favorite from my childhood and we love it here!
This cake is super easy to make with ingredients you already have on hand. I know we try to keep applesauce in the pantry for eating as a side dish with meats or a go along with a lunch. This is a great way to rotate through your supply and keep it fresh. My cake is very basic but that does not mean it is lacking in flavor. It is moist and full of warm spices and tangy goodness that comes from the plump golden raisins that I love to use. You can choose to use regular raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dried apples if you like. Make this yours!
This is quick to throw together for an after school snack and is perfect for breakfast, or dessert. If you like to put a homemade dessert in your child's lunch a small piece of this is a great option. You can also add chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts if you like. I prefer this one with just the raisins and save the nuts for my banana cake.
I hope that you will give this applesauce cake a try and I hope you love it!
Applesauce Snack Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons apple pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Step by Step Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare a 9 x13 baking pan with cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients except raisins and pecans in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Add raisins and pecans and fold in being sure to evenly incorporate.
Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and free of any wet batter. A few crumbs is fine.
Remove from oven and place on a baking rack to cool completely.
You can choose to frost this with cream cheese frosting or leave it plain and simply sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool. We enjoy this plain with the powdered sugar.
This cake should be stored with foil on top and eaten within 3 or 4 days. It is perfect for cutting into squares and sending in a school lunch. This holds up very well.