Savor the warm feelings of comfort and contentment from this Old Fashioned Applesauce Spice Cake, a long-time favorite recipe. Bake a slice of nice today.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 13x9-inch cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch pan.

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  • Combine cake mix, eggs, applesauce and oil in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in nuts. Pour into bake pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack. Turn right-side up. Cool completely.

  • For frosting, combine frosting and cinnamon; stir until blended. Spread over cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

468 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 63g 20% DV; fat 23.8g 37% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 362.7mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
I made these into cupcakes frosted them with Dream Whip frosting and took them to a meeting. They were a hit. I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract because it helps eliminate the box taste of a cake mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2018
I was disappointed with this recipe. The cake was dry and not very flavorful. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2017
I made these into cupcakes frosted them with Dream Whip frosting and took them to a meeting. They were a hit. I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract because it helps eliminate the box taste of a cake mix. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2017
This was very good and easy. Hubby loved it. I added some golden raisins and used a cream cheese frosting instead of store bought. Came out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2017
This is really light. The only problem I had was the flour was stuck to the cake sides & bottom. I managed to get most off though. Otherwise the applesauce adds a nice flavor without overpowering. My husband whose mother used to make spice cake from scratch even liked it! (Her's was much denser) I will definitely make again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2019
No changes and will definitely make it again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2019
Very moist! The cinnamon was just a hint in the frosting but made the difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2019
Best cake...love the cinnamon in the icing...so easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2018
Made it last night! Very good used cinnamon applesauce and made my own cream cheese frosting. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2017
Followed recipe exactly excluding nuts due to allergy. Entire family loved it! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
10/12/2018
I was disappointed with this recipe. The cake was dry and not very flavorful. Read More