Old Fashioned Applesauce Spice Cake


This longtime favorite recipe for old-fashioned applesauce cake uses Duncan Hines's spice cake mix. Bake a slice of nice today, and savor the warm feelings of comfort and contentment.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 13x9-inch cake



  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Spice Cake Mix

  • 1 ¼ cups applesauce

  • 3 large eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup chopped nuts


  • 1 container Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 13x9-inch pan.

  2. Make cake: Beat cake mix, applesauce, eggs, and oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts until combined. Pour into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of cake comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. Turn cake right-side up and allow to cool completely.

  4. Make frosting: Combine vanilla frosting and cinnamon in a medium bowl; stir until blended.

  5. Spread frosting over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
24g Fat
63g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 363mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 80mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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