Polish Applesauce Cake


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).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • 3 ¾ cups applesauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 (per serving)

397 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 397
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* 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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