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Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

This month’s Fandom Foodies Challenge theme is Jane Austen. I watched Jane Austen’s Persuasion and was inspired to make Applesauce Spice Cake. During the movie, there is a tea held with the women of our story and the hostess served a tea cake that was dark in color and had no garnish or icing. It seemed that a fruit or spice cake would fit nicely with what was shown in the movie. This Applesauce Spice Cake is delicious and easy to make. The spices are not too strong, and are simple, so many like the flavor of the cake. Using applesauce helps make preparation fast and easy and adds a nice light fruit taste to the cake. 

Jane Austen’s Persuasion was her last book. The story is of a couple that had been in love when very young but circumstances “persuaded” the heroine to reject her love. He was of course quite hurt by this and had risen in wealth and rank since the time they separated. They still truly loved each other and in the end got together at last. Make some tea and cake and rent the movie to get your Jane Austen fix. 🙂 

Many in my family tried this cake and all enjoyed it. We discussed options that we decided would be delicious with this cake and plan to try these in the future.

  1. Creme Anglaise
  2. Vanilla icing drizzle
  3. Vanilla or Eggnog pudding, could even be used in a Triffle

Fandom Foodies theme for December 2017 is Jane Austen hosted by All Roads Lead to the Kitchen. Be sure to visit to see all the wonderful recipes inspired by Jane Austen books and movies. 

Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Yummy spice cake perfect for tea or dessert.


  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare pan with spray or butter and flour.
  2. Blend butter, sugar and eggs together.
  3. In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, soda, spices and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter, sugar and egg mixture.
  4. Add applesauce and blend in vanilla.
  5. Pour batter into bundt cake pan. Tap on counter-top gently to remove air bubbles.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cake ’s center comes out clean.
  7. Cool on rack for 10 minutes before turning out.


Would be nice served with vanilla icing glaze, crème anglaise or as part of a Triffle with eggnog pudding.

Adapted from Nordic Ware

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 3g

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Applesauce Spice Cake
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1 Comment

  1. A slice of this sounds lovely with a cup of tea! I’ve never watched this version – I’ll have to find a copy!

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