One of my favorite things about fall is apples. I love being able to drive up to an apple orchard and getting a big box of them fresh of the tree. Regardless of the season though, I almost always have a bag or two of these yummy fruits around the house. They are great for snacking, cooking and of course baking.
I’m about to head to the kitchen to bake up some lunch box treats and this apple sauce cake is what I’ll be making today. You can make it from homemade applesauce, or use a store-bought kind you like. If you’re feeling ambitious, peel and chop and apple or two finely and add it to the batter before baking. This works particularly well if you are making this without the raisins (I know not everyone’s a fan).
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat your oven to 350 F.
- Put the margarine and sugar into a bowl. Get out your hand mixer and cream them together until you have a pale yellow fluffy mixture.
- Add the applesauce and mix well.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda and cinnamon and stir until all the flour is incorporated. Do not over mix.
- Fold in the raisins and nuts.
- Pour the batter into a greased cake pan. A 9 inch round pan or 8 inch square pan work well. Bake the cake for 40 minutes.