Sugar Free Applesauce Cake


Moist apple cake with only the natural goodness of apples for sweetener. Great for kids and people watching their refined sugar intake.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
1 to 9 - inch square cake


  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 ½ cups ground almonds

  • 2 Macintosh apples - peeled, cored and finely chopped

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple butter

  • 2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 inch square baking pan.

  2. Beat the eggs until they drop like ribbons from the beaters. Continue beating and add the oil in a thin stream. Beat in the 1 cup applesauce and the 1 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate.

  3. Beat in the flour gradually until well blended. Add the baking soda, ground ginger, ground almonds and apples, mix to combine.

  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes or until the cake tests done. Let cake cool on a rack for 15 minutes before turning out of pan. Cool completely before frosting.

  5. Carefully slice the cake in half horizontally with a long serrated knife. Fill and frost with Apple Butter Frosting.

  6. To Make Apple Butter Frosting: Beat the cream cheese until soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in the apple butter and remaining 2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
24g Fat
41g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 375mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 25mg 124%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 379mg 8%

* 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.