Use homemade or store-bought apple sauce to make this easy Polish cake. I make applesauce with cinnamon, which then in turn flavors this cake, but if you're using plain applesauce, simply add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the applesauce before spreading over the cake mixture (which is how I have written the recipe).

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch rimmed baking sheet or baking pan and line with parchment paper.

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  • Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  • Mix flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Sift gradually into butter mixture, mixing well.

  • Transfer 6 to 8 heaping tablespoons of the cake batter, about 1 cup, to a separate bowl. Mix in milk gradually until batter is creamy and the consistency of pancake batter.

  • Spread thick cake batter into the prepared baking pan and level out with the back of a spoon. Mix applesauce and cinnamon together and spread on top in an even layer. Top with the thin cake batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cake is a deep golden brown, about 50 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 53.4g; fat 18g; cholesterol 119mg; sodium 118.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2020
I made this cake today and absolutely love it! I changed nothing. Thank you for sharing this cake recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2020
I made this cake today and absolutely love it! I changed nothing. Thank you for sharing this cake recipe! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
02/25/2021
We wanted desperately to like this recipe. My husband is Eastern European descent and he was so excited about having a cake his grandmother used to make. Unfortunately, this creates a very dry textured cake that even the applesauce can't moisten enough- we ended up throwing away both attempts (yes, I did it again because I wanted to be sure I hadn't messed something up the first time). I don't know why because the recipe appears to be sound, but it just wouldn't work. I would go elsewhere if this type of dessert is what you're looking for. Read More