Amish Applesauce Cake
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Our classic Amish Applesauce Cake recipe is packed with old-fashioned goodness that only a from-scratch cake can deliver. Applesauce adds a tangy-sweet taste and moistness to this wholesome cake that will take your taste buds to a Lancaster County farmhouse.
What You'll Need:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
What To Do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening with an electric beater on low speed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; beat until well mixed. Add applesauce and vanilla; mix well then stir in the walnuts and pour batter into prepared baking dish.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool.
- For a fancier treat, drizzle with a glaze that's made by mixing 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 to 2 teaspoons water. If you'd like to see how it's done, click here to watch our how-to video.
- For even more classic, Amish dessert recipes, click here!
- This applesauce spice cake recipe will take you back to simpler times where a home-cooked meal was the ultimate prize at the end of a long day. We've got even more recipes like this in our FREE eCookbook full of easy Amish recipes! Check it out, along with all our other free eCookbooks.
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