Applesauce Cake with Brown Sugar Sauce

This is a very old family recipe that has been handed down from my Grandmother Verna. Great for the fall, when you’ve made homemade applesauce.  



2 cups unsweetened applesauce

2 cups granulated sugar

½ cup butter

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoon cocoa

3 ½ teaspoons baking soda

3 ½ cups flour

1 cup raisins

1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped



Preheat oven – 350 degrees F

Prepare 9x13x2 inch baking pan

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix in the baking soda into the applesauce and then add it into the butter mixture.  Fold in the sifted dry ingredients.  Modify the amount of sugar in the cake, dependent on the amount of sugar in the applesauce.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Serve with good vanilla ice cream and drizzle with warm brown sugar sauce.




1 cup brown sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups water

2 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla



Combine all ingredients and bring slowly to a boil until thick.  Serve warm over cake.