Quick, easy and very moist spice cake! It makes a great snack!

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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 (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. In a medium bowl, combine raisins and flour. Add cinnamon, cloves and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve baking soda into applesauce and mix into creamed butter. Add flour mixture. Mix until smooth.

  • Pour batter into a 9 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

234.8 calories; 2.1 g protein; 40.7 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 355.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I have nothing but positive things to say about this recipe!! It's great!! I omitted the raisins (unfortunately, my family does not care for them like I do) and spread cream cheese frosting overall. OHHHH sooo good!! Thanks Corwynn for sharing this one...its a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2008
It was easy to make. Obtained a messy, sticky goo upon chopping the raisins with my food processer. Should be left as they are. Read More
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141 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 105
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
I have nothing but positive things to say about this recipe!! It's great!! I omitted the raisins (unfortunately, my family does not care for them like I do) and spread cream cheese frosting overall. OHHHH sooo good!! Thanks Corwynn for sharing this one...its a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
Wow! I just baked this cake an hour ago and had to write a review. I was nervous about baking a cake with no eggs or milk so I was expecting the worst. It came out GREAT. I changed a lot of the recipe - I added about 3/4 cup of cocoa powder w/the dry ingredients omitted the raisins/cloves used about a half cup extra of applesauce and about a tablespoon of vegetable oil and baked it in a small round springform pan. I topped it with a simple glaze (ref: vanilla glaze recipe on this site) and then sprinkled a bit of powdered sugar. It came out fantastic this is a great recipe to get creative with - Thanks for posting! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
I gave this cake 5 stars even though mine didn't turn out the way I expected which was my own fault--I used Spenda instead of white sugar and the cake did not rise well. The flavor is still excellent but I have a very dense cake. It is recommended that for cakes to use an 8" pan instead of 9" and add 1/2 c. non-fat dry milk and 1/2 tsp. soda for every cup of Spenda. Wish I would have checked into this before! Also I left out the raisins would be better with walnuts I think. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2005
Absolutely AMAZING! I used about 2/3 cup applesauce sweetened with brown sugar, added a pinch of nutmeg, and only used about a half teaspoon of salt. I substituted the butter with 1/2 cup margarine and 1 tbsp fat free milk. I also used an 8x8 inch pan, and it turned out simply fantastic. It is in all honesty the best spice cake I have ever had. That applesauce adds an awesome flavor and texture Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2007
Very easy, very moist, and very tasty recipe. I omitted raisins only because I didn't have any in the pantry; and added 1 tsp. vanilla. The cake baked perfectly in exactly 50 minutes using a 9 inch square pan. I sprinkled a little powdered sugar on top before serving. My husband devoured it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
Awesome. I didn't have ground cloves on hand, so I used allspice. I also substituted dark brown sugar for the white. Definitely a keeper. Thanks, Corwynn. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2010
Awesome! I only tweaked the amount of spices (I always add more cinnamon!). It's fabulous with cream cheese frosting. I made 12 cupcakes; they were baked perfectly in 30 minutes. Excellent - I'll definitely be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
I was hesitant about trying this because I don't like spice cakes but it was excellent! My husband left (maybe) 2 pieces for me and ate the rest within a day. I wish that it made a bigger cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2007
Super easy and super delicious AND healthy too! Cloves were a bit strong. Will reduce next time. Only alteration was I put in 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts! Yum I am saving this one! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2008
It was easy to make. Obtained a messy, sticky goo upon chopping the raisins with my food processer. Should be left as they are. Read More
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