Thursday, November 18, 2010

Apple Sauce Cake

I am beyond excited to be sharing this recipe as it comes from my Great Grandma Sophie Pitura's recipe box. She emigrated from Poland in the early 1900s and married my Great Grandfather, who actually is the one who wrote most of these recipes on the cards. My Great Grandma passed away the year I was born, so I never knew her, however, I am feeling a little more connected as I make some of her 100+ year old recipes!

1 1/2 cups apple sauce (Slow Cooker Apple Sauce)
1 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup maraschino cherries, halved
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted margarine

- Combine apple sauce, sugar, raisins, nuts and cherries together and set aside.
- Sift together dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry together, and add in melted butter margarine while stirring.
- Place batter in a greased 9x9 pan. Bake @ 350° for 60 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
- Enjoy with a cup of coffee!


  1. Hi Alison,
    Your applesauce cake looks so good. I am sure it is very special to your family. Thank you for sharing and thank you for hosting.
    Miz Helen

  2. What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother to be able to share her recipe. I have a special fondness for applesauce cake too as that was one of the first things I made when I was learning to cook. As always thanks for hosting. I am linking up with a Flourless Pumpkin Roll.

  3. I'm loving this applesauce cake! It's always so hard to find something yummy for breakfast on a daily basis. I'd love to give this a try!

  4. I am so glad I found this recipe! I'm going to try it out tonight!!

  5. I added vanilla yogurt to this batter because it seemed thick with my homemade applesauce. I also subbed cranberries instead of raisins. Looks great. Cant wait to taste it!

  6. Alison. Just wanted to touch base with you about your recipe. although i feel we connect in another way also. I am also polish and come from a long line in my heritage. As you can probably see from my name. I had been trying to find a vintage recipe for the applesauce cake. Some kind of way I had lost my mothers. Yours looks awesome, I use to make a cake like this in my childhood with my little Mama I am so anxious to make it. Have you ever made this in a bund't pan? I am going to try this in it. Have gone thru your recipe,sounds exactly what i am looking for. Wish me the best, thanks so much for sharing. Will let you know how it goes. God Bless

  7. Made your recipe today but made it jnto muffins, used sultanas, raisins & pecans, they were delicious. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Yummy! Thanks, I have a feeling my kiddos are going to love these.

  9. Nothing beats a handed-down for generations family recipe! I'm a Southern girl from a long line of fantastic cooks, and I will be adding this one to my recipe box, for sure!

  10. Ευαγγελία ΣταυρούδηSeptember 25, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    thanks for the recipe !

  11. Is it chopped cloves ?I cant wait to make this .

  12. My mother used to make this cake (minus the cherries)but she added a chocolate coffee frosting, it was my favorite Christmas cake

  13. My family loved this for Christmas! Asking for another for New Year’s Day. I substituted fruit cocktail since I didn’t have cherries. They LOVED it. Thank you! Happy New Year!