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Fluffy Applesauce Cake Recipe topped with cinnamon cream cheese.

Apple Sauce Spice Cake

Apple Sauce Spice Cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Sauce Cake, Applesauce Spice Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 306kcal
Author Heather


Apple Sauce Spice Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter *softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 lg eggs

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 tbsp butter *softened to room temperature
  • 4 oz cream cheese *softened to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp half & half *or whole milk


Apple Sauce Spice Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350℉ and lightly grease a 9 1/2 x 12 rectangle pan.
  • In a large bowl sift together dry ingredients (first seven ingredients). Stir well making sure all spices are incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer or a large bowl with an electic mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in apple sauce and then add buttermilk, vanilla and eggs. Beat for 2 mins.
  • To the wet ingredients add half of the flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Scrape down sides of bowl and repeat with second half of flour mixture making sure to not over mix.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan and and bake in center of oven for 30-35 mins or until cake tester inserted into center of cake comes out clean and cake bounces back when lightly touched. Let cool completely before making frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a stand mixer or large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and cream cheese.
  • Add powder sugar 1 cup at a time and beat on slow speed until incorporated.
  • At the halfway point add vanilla and cinnamon. If frosting becomes too thick, add in half & half 1 tbsp at a time until correct consistency is achieved.
  • Beat for 2 full mins on high speed and then frost cake. Store leftover cake covered in refrigerator.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg