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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze
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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Glaze

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 12


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon dessicated coconut optional
  • Caramel Glaze Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a 9” cake pan with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and clove. Mix to combine.
  • In a small bowl, whisk applesauce and ½ cup water until well blended.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.
  • Add egg and mix until thoroughly combined. Add vanilla and mix to combine.
  • Alternately, add the flour mixture and applesauce in 3 batches, mixing well after each addition.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the walnuts.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 1 ¼ hours, until a knife/toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • For the glaze, melt butter and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Add milk and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • While still warm, drizzle over cake.
  • Sprinkle coconut on top.
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