Apple, Walnut and Raisin Cake

    55 min

    This delicious cake is a cinch to make. It's lightly spiced and dotted with raisins and walnuts. Spread with cream cheese icing, if desired. You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes or muffins.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 110g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 250g apple sauce
    • 2 eggs
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 75g raisins
    • 60g chopped walnuts

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour two 20cm round cake tins or one 20x30cm tin. Sieve together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in the apple sauce. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the raisins and walnuts. Spread batter into prepared tin(s).
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes for the 20cm round tins OR 35 to 40 minutes for the 20x30cm tin. Test to see if a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin(s) for 5 minutes before turning out onto wire racks.

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    Great applesauce cake! This doesn't take long to bake - it's done in 35 minutes for a 9x13 pan. For those who found it dry, maybe they overcooked it. I almost did! I upped the applesause by 1/2 cup and used 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown (decreasing the sugar by 1/2 cup). I also added 1 chopped apple and 1/2 tsp. of vanilla. It smelled great coming out of the oven. For the icing I used Pumpkin Bar Icing from this site. It's a cream cheese icing that tastes great and is very simple.  -  21 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Nice moist cake, used a 9 X 13 pan and frosted it with cream cheese icing. Very easy and everyone enjoyed it!  -  30 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was making these for my kids, so I made this into cupcakes and didn't add in the raisins and walnuts; although, I think I would have liked them more had I included these ingredients. But, my kids liked them just as I made them, and they didn't last long in the house. I topped the cupcakes with Allspice Cream Cheese Frosting, also from this site.  -  27 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)