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Apple Sauce and Cake Mix - How to Make Great Apple Sauce Cakes
Do you like the taste of apples? Do you like apple sauce? There is some good news for you. If you have some cake mixes laying around and a good can of apple sauce you can make a wonderful cake in minutes! (Not counting baking time of course.)
Of course, I highly suggest trying this with cakes from scratch as cake mixes are sometimes not the best sources of cake - however they are great for beginner bakers because they are really hard to ruin.
What Flavor Cake Mix?
It is very interesting to think of the versatility of this recipe. Apple has a very specific flavor - especially depending on the sauce you use. Make sure you look at what is in the sauce and think about what kind of cake it will turn out as.
Strawberry Cake Mix: I think some people are calling this Strappleberry, but it turns into a really nice rich fruit flavored cake.
Vanilla: The apple can dominate this cake, however the hints of vanilla that make it through add a nice tone to the flavors.
Spice Cake: This was made for each other. Spices and apples have been married for ages, and this combination really shows us why. Makes a great coffee cake.
Butter Pecan: Buttered apple is a nice flavor, and the slight nut flavor goes the extra mile for an interesting taste.
- Prep time: 10 min
- Cook time: 30 min
- Ready in: 40 min
- Yields: One Cake
What To Change
Adding applesauce to the cake mix means that you can leave off all the other wet materials - even eggs. However I prefer to have eggs in mine most of the time. You should measure out enough sauce to replace the liquids taken out of the equation. Experiment to see what you like for a more moist or dry cake!
- Follow the Box instructions - but be sure to replace the wet ingredients with the apple sauce, you can keep the eggs in if you want.
- 1 Box Cake Mix, Your Flavor Choice
- 1 Can/Bottle Apple Sauce, Your Flavor Choice
If you find you like Apple Sauce Cakes, you should try the different kinds of Apple Sauce out there and different flavors of cake. There are spiced sauces, strawberry apple, banana apple, peach apple, even different kinds of apples have different flavors. The possibilities are endless!
Whatever you choose, from regular to fancy ingredients you can't feel bad with a starting price of around two dollars for a delicious cake!