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Raisin, Walnut Applesauce Cake

Updated on April 14, 2015

Raisin, Walnut, Applesauce Cake

It's called a cake but it's baked in bread pans. I have been making this cake/bread for about 35 years now. I know applesauce cake or bread is pretty common but I have been making this one with home made applesauce. But bought applesauce is perfectly good too.

There's not much to write about it; but it's easy to make and it's good for breakfast, an afternoon break or with coffee in the evening. With the applesauce, raisins and nuts, there are actually a lot of nutrients that are good for you and for the kids. Hope you enjoy it.

Home Made Applesauce

To make your own applesauce you simply peel and slice a large bag of apples and put in a large saucepan with a cup of apple juice, 4 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Bring to a boil, cover and let it cook until the apples are soft.

Let it cool about 15 minutes then use an immersion blender on it or put it in your blender, half a batch at a time and blend leaving it just a little lumpy. Store in the refrigerator. It lasts for a long time. It's delicious and you know what's in it because you made it yourself.

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Finished cake
Finished cake | Source
Slice of applesauce cake
Slice of applesauce cake | Source
Sifted dry ingredients
Sifted dry ingredients | Source
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Walnuts chopped
Walnuts chopped | Source
Before being baked
Before being baked | Source

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5 stars from 3 ratings of Raisin, Walnut Applesauce Cake
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 55 min
Yields: Makes 2 loaves


  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 3/4 cup Confectioners sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 loaf pans with non-stick baking spray.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients. Add raisins, nut. melted butter and applesauce.
  3. Beat until well blended.
  4. Pour into greased loaf pans. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean.
  5. FOR THE GLAZE: Put about 3/4 cup of 10X (Confectioners) sugar in a small bowl and add milk a teaspoon at a time and mix. Add enough milk until desired consistency. Drizzle over cooled cakes. Let it dry before wrapping them in aluminum foil to save.


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    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      15 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Gina, I appreciate your visit and comment. Sometimes I make several and freeze them.

      Blessings to you.

    • Gina Welds-Hulse profile image

      Gina Welds Hulse 

      15 months ago from Rockledge, Florida

      This sounds so is on my list for this weekend. I have all the ingredients already. Thanks for sharing.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Barb, Thanks so much for visiting my hubs. I love to hear that someone will love one of my recipes. Let me know.

      Many blessings to you.

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      Barb DeNoble 

      2 years ago

      Oh, that cake sounds like one that my hubby would devour in a short time! I will try it soon !!!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Hi Sunder1, thanks for the visit and comment, it's appreciated.

      Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

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      3 years ago from India

      yummy very delicious, I am going to try in my home

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you so much, Pat. I wish I could be at your Sunday brunch. I'm sure there are a lot of wonderful foods there.

      Blessings to you.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      What a great combination of textures and flavors, Rachel. I can almost smell this baking....

      I know it will be a hit at our Sunday brunch.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps voted up++++

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      LOL,, I thought that was so cute for you to admit you don't bake but your daughter does. I have a granddaughter that loves to bake and she bakes a little fancier than I do. Thanks for your kind comments.

      Blessings to you.

    • CorneliaMladenova profile image

      Korneliya Yonkova 

      3 years ago from Cork, Ireland

      Looks and sounds delicious. I am very bad at baking but my older daughter is keen on preparing sweets so I will give her this useful recipe and hope she'll surprise us with this cake in the weekend :)

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      3 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      OMG! This is one of my favorite cakes. I love applesauce cake but I have not tried baking it, yet. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Voted up and useful. Happy weekend!

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Yes, poetryman, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Remember that old saying? Thanks for visiting and commenting.

      Blessings to you.

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      Linda Crampton 

      3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like another delicious recipe, Rachel. As always, thanks for sharing it.

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      3 years ago

      Time for dessert! Best way to get my apple a day ever.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you elival, I'm happy you like my recipe. Let me know what you think..

      Blessings to you.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Jackie. You are so kind with your comments and replies and thanks for sharing.

      Blessings to you.

    • Rachel L Alba profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachel L Alba 

      3 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Thank you Dressage Husband for the nice comment and for visiting.

      Blessings to you.

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      3 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      What a nice cake with all those healthy ingredients . Will try it some time !

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I will definitely be making this soon; maybe tomorrow! Sounds perfect for a cup of black coffee....which I only have with a special dessert. Thanks for sharing. I will share it too!

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      That looks and sounds delicious Rachel. I much prefer using honey and raisins to sugar. I will definitely have to give it a try.


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