Homemade Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

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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

  • 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 (*duck eggs if you have them)

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. πŸ™‚

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12 comments on “Homemade Applesauce Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Cindy Bowers

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. This was my first time making a spice cake from scratch.
    I modified a little by using gluten free flour and an extra egg, since I didn’t have duck eggs and since gluten free tends to be a little less moist. The results were delicious! The maple cream cheese icing is amazing. I will have to pin it. Oh my goodness!!!

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Cindy!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It does work quite well with gluten free flour…but I haven’t made it that way in ages. πŸ™‚ If you ever find a source for duck eggs, they help create a very moist, fluffy gluten free cake (or other baked goodies too)!

      Thanks for letting me know how well your cake turned out! Ours disappeared very quickly. πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy!

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  2. Linda Steiger

    Lisa, this sounds delicious and what a great way to use applesauce. We have a tree with wonderful sweet/tart apples (don’t know the species) and it is overflowing with apples this year. I’ve made a few pies but definitely plan to try this cake recipe – sounds like a winner! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Lisa Lynn Post author

      Hi Linda,
      Glad to share the recipe! Your apple tree sounds wonderful…we don’t have any mature trees since our move and I miss them. I hope you enjoy your cake! Wish I could drop by for a piece of pie πŸ™‚

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