Homemade Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

applesauce cake
Applesauce Cake

How to Make Applesauce Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I recently came across a ‘windfall’ of unwanted apples and make a big batch of applesauce. I canned most of it, froze some when I got tired of canning, and put the rest in the refrigerator to use fresh.  For more information on using Wild Apples…check out my post. This delicious applesauce cake recipe is a great way to use some of your applesauce!

Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup sour milk or whey
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp molasses
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs (* or 2 duck eggs)

Sift together all dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Cream together butter, molasses, and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients, milk, and applesauce, alternating between dry and wet ingredients. Combine thoroughly and beat for 1 minute. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes more, scraping the bottom of the bowl.

Pour batter into greased 13×9″ cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Eat plain, top with applesauce, or frost with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup natural maple syrup
  • 4 – 5 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add maple flavoring and combine. Slowly add powdered sugar until frosting is desired consistency.

*Duck eggs are wonderful for baking. They will make the finished product more moist and yummy. 🙂



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