This cake is nice and moist. Great for gift giving. Walnuts and pecans are interchangeable in this recipe.

Carol

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
14
Yield:
1 tube cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and spices.

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  • In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the applesauce and milk. Beat flour mixture into applesauce mixture. Stir in the raisins and nuts. Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.

  • Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 65 minutes, or until it tests done. Let cake cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

418 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 55.1g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 80.3mg; sodium 244.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I think the measurement for the baking powder should have been 1 tsp instead of 1 Tablespoon. Everyone said the cake was good but I could taste the baking powder and did not enjoy the cake (but I'm critical of my cooking). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2011
I found this rather disappointing. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
I think the measurement for the baking powder should have been 1 tsp instead of 1 Tablespoon. Everyone said the cake was good but I could taste the baking powder and did not enjoy the cake (but I'm critical of my cooking). Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2004
I WAS LOOKING FOR AN OATMEAL BUNDT CAKE FOR MY NEIHBOR CELEBRATING HIS 82ND BIRTHDAY. I MADE THIS FOR HIM AND THE CAKE WAS ENJOYED AND EATEN BY THE END OF THE DAY. HE AND HIS FAMILY ASKED ME FOR THE RECIPE BECAUSE THEY HAD NEVER HAD A BETTER TASTING MORE MOIST CAKE. THANK YOU FOR THIS RECIPE MY DEAR NEIGHBOR'S 82ND BIRTHDAY EXTRA HAPPY. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
Yum...I was looking for a snack cake to have around and this is it!! The changes I made from the recipe was using 1/2 cup softened butter 1 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar added 1/8th tsp ginger to the spices and soaking the raisins in apple cider before adding to the batter. I also used 3 eggs instead of 4. It just got out of the oven and while it is awfully crumbly right now I haven't even waited for it to cool properly yet and I'm sure it will firm up slightly while cool. I also drizzled a thin glaze made from powdered sugar and apple cider on while still warm but in truth it is sweet enough without it. Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2005
made this today used 3/4 cup brown sugar and 3/4 cup white sugar didn't have raisins so i added 1/8 cup applesauce and 1/4 cup oats and because i love spice added a 1/2 teaspoon allspice and 1/4 teaspoon more nutmeg and i took this cake to a class i go to and i kid you not it was gone. i was told by two of them that they don't even like nuts but that it was perfect with it(i used coarsely chopped pecans and walnuts). it smelled and tasted wonderful very moist chewy and i had cooked it in a bundt pan with no problem. so glad i found this recipe a definate hit! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
There isn't a thing about this recipe that I would change. Even thought a few of the proportions seemed unusual I went ahead and trusted the recipe and I'm glad I did. The creator of this recipe definitely means to use 1 Tbl. baking powder and 3/4 tsp. cloves! Don't be afraid! The cake turned out really moist flavorful and dense as a good snack cake should be. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2003
This is the closest recipe I have found to an old favorite named "Fine & Vital Oat Cake" that I found in a Sunset Magazine in the 1970's. Unfortunately that recipe burned with my house two years ago and nobody in my family had the recipe... and I have spend 2 years on the web trying to find anything close to it. Packs well goes camping well is a great oat cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2004
This is a great recipe! I substituted dried cranberries for the raisins and used 2 loaf pans instead of the tube pan. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2009
I usually don't like it when people review a recipe after having made a ton of changes to it but this time I must. This is a great recipe as is but today at work I adapted it to include some chopped apples and some leftover oatmeal from breakfast. We were short on butter so I substituted shortening we were short on raisins so I added some chopped apples as well and I wanted to use up the leftover oatmeal so I reduced the amount of milk and applesauce and dumped the leftovers in. The cake is nice and heavy moist and spicy and really smelled wonderful baking. It tastes delicious warm from the oven and I'm willing to bet it will be delicious cold too. Oh and I only used 1 teaspoon rather than 1 Tablespoon of baking powder. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2008
This is really a wonderful recipe!! Moist and full of flavor. Doesn't need frosting at all. It's very much like banana bread but much lighter in texture. Melt in your mouth good!! I didn't change a thing. I baked it at 325 (I used my convection oven) for 60 min. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
06/17/2011
I found this rather disappointing. Read More
(2)
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