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Homemade Applesauce Cake

Homemade Applesauce Cake is more than just a simple Apple Cake.  So moist, it's made with homemade applesauce, a touch of cinnamon and a delicious brown sugar and cinnamon crumb topping. The perfect breakfast, snack or dessert Cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 344kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup thick applesauce**

THICK APPLESAUCE

  • 2 large apples (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar

CRUMB TOPPING

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter (cold)

**the homemade applesauce makes a cup or even a bit more.

    Instructions

    • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celcius), grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan or a 9 inch bundt pan.

    FOR THE APPLESAUCE

    • In a medium pot add the chopped apples, water and lemon juice.  Cook on  low heat (stirring occasionally) for approximately 15 minutes or until the apples soften then add the sugar and mash, continue to cook for approximately 3-5 minutes.  Let cool before using. 

    FOR THE CAKE

    • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar, then add the egg yolks and combine well.
    • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Add to the creamed mixture alternately  with the applesauce.
    • Pour into prepared cake or bundt pan, sprinkle with crumb topping and bake for approximately 45 minutes (test with a toothpick for doneness).  Let cool before serving.  Enjoy!

    CRUMB TOPPING

    • In a small bowl whisk together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon cut in cold butter to make coarse crumbs.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 0.8mg