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Applesauce Cake

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Applesauce Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16
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When it comes to fall desserts, this from-scratch treat truly pulls out all the stops! Both apple and pumpkin spice are infused in this bundt for a flavorful cake that doesn’t even need frosting! Chopped nuts and dried cranberries add a beautiful texture to the light and moist cake. After the cake is cool, add a light dusting of powdered sugar for showstopping finish.
Updated Jul 24, 2019

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and side of 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. Toss 1 tablespoon flour and the cranberries to coat; set aside. In large bowl, mix 2 1/2 cups flour, the pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking powder and baking soda; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth and blended. Reduce mixer speed to medium. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with applesauce until smooth. Stir in cranberry-flour mixture and walnuts. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Sprinkle powdered sugar over cake.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Use 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice for the pumpkin pie spice.
  • tip 2
    Love baking with apples? Check out Betty’s best guide on How to Bake with Apples.

Nutrition

285 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 47g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
285
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
0%
Saturated Fat
4g
0%
Cholesterol
40mg
0%
Sodium
40mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
47g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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