Applesauce Cake

Applesauce cake is so simple to make and is just so moist and full of apple flavor!applesauce cake recipe on white cake stand

Well, I did it again.

I made a cake. That didn’t suck.

I don’t know what’s going on with me, but suddenly cake is a thing that I’m capable of baking. I mean, if you’ve been following along for any length of time, you know that cake has always been hit or miss for me. But lately? Like, within the last year or two, I’ve been pretty darn good at cakes.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’ll still completely ruin a perfectly good recipe for a straight yellow cake or chocolate cake. I can’t make those. I’m sorry. I’d be happy to prepare you the most perfect coffee cake to ever exist, but don’t expect a normal birthday cake. No, not even if it’s made with a cake mix. I’ll overbake it. Or overmix it. Or overflow it in the oven.

This applesauce cake is perfectly moist and sweet. The browned butter glaze on top is my favorite part.

So, I got creative and I made you this applesauce cake recipe. It actually came out perfect on my first try, which was a miracle, but I tested a second time just to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. It was not a fluke. This cake is heavenly.

It’s nice and moist from the applesauce. It’s perfectly spiced, because I started with a box of spice mix. It’s topped with a browned butter glaze, because I’m no dummy.

Basically, you’re going to want to make this and serve it to every single person you’d like to impress. Because they will be impressed. It’s goooooood.

apple sauce cake recipe on cake stand

If you’re into apples, you should also check out my applesauce muffins (topped with streusel, because mama don’t play)! Orrrr, for more cake ideas, I recommend my pumpkin crunch cake or chocolate pound cake.

Oh, and if you’re scared of bundt cakes, because they stick…yeah. Me too. They terrify me. I’ve been having really good luck with this bundt pan. Give it a try! I haven’t had a failure yet.

This applesauce cake is perfectly moist and sweet. The browned butter glaze on top is my favorite part.

This applesauce cake is perfectly moist and sweet. The browned butter glaze on top is my favorite part.

Applesauce Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Servings: 10
Calories: 420 kcal
This is a simple applesauce cake with just a handful of ingredients. It's moist and fluffy and sure to be a new favorite!


  • 1 18.25 ounce Spice Cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a bundt pan.
  2. Add cake mix, applesauce, melted butter, milk, and eggs to the bowl of a mixer and beat until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan before flipping onto a cake plate. Cool completely before glazing.
  5. To prepare the glaze, melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter begins to turn a golden brown. Butter will foam.
  6. Remove from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  7. Drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
  8. Serve immediately.
  9. Store in the refrigerator, tightly covered, for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Applesauce Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 343mg15%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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