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Cooking at Home – Applesauce Loaf Cake

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Makes: 16 servings

    Cinnamon, nutmeg, and toasted walnuts make this loaf cake taste as great as it smells. 


    • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
    • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cup flour (all purpose)
    • 2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (ground)
    • 1 cup raisins


    1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 (8x4x2 inch) loaf pans.
    2. Toast walnuts in an ungreased skillet pan. Stir while heating on medium-low heat for 5-7 minutes. They are done when they are brown and smell nutty. Set aside to cool.
    3. Mix applesauce, egg, sugar, oil and vanilla in a large bowl.
    4. Mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a smaller bowl.
    5. Pour flour mixture into applesauce mixture.
    6. Stir in raisins and cooled toasted nuts.
    7. Pour half of the batter into each greased pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
    8. Remove cakes from the oven. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to finish cooling. For best taste, let cakes cool a few hours before serving.

    Source: Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Food Wise Learn at Home Print Materials. Visit Web site.

    Nutrition Information

    Serving Size: 1" slice, 1/16 of recipe (72g)





    Total Fat

    5 g

    Saturated Fat

    1 g


    12 mg


    164 mg

    Total Carbohydrate

    36 g

    Dietary Fiber

    1 g

    Total Sugars

    22 g

    Added Sugars included

    13 g


    3 g

    Vitamin D

    0 mcg


    14 mg


    1 mg


    125 mg

    N/A - data is not available