Bramley apple sauce cake

    55 min

    Apple sauce is great for making moist, delicious cakes like this one! The flavour improves after a day or so. Store in an airtight container for best results.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 215g self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 100g cooking margarine (or butter)
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 235ml Bramley apple sauce

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease and flour a 23cm square cake tin.
    2. Sir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    3. In a large bowl, cream margarine and brown sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with apple sauce; make 3 dry and 2 liquid additions, combining lightly after each. Spoon cake mixture into the cake tin.
    4. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

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    Great recipe! Super flavourful and light and fluffy of texture. Good for using up a glut of apples, and very easy to make. It's rare, but I didn't have brown sugar, took two big tablespoons full of molasses and made the rest of the weight up with white sugar, still fabulous. A lot disappeared still hot out of the oven, not sure there will be any to store for a day! Would be great as dessert with custard, also.  -  06 Mar 2014


    I made this as a special request from my fiance. We both thought it tasted fine but there was nothing special about it. Maybe it should be a little sweeter. Oh well. Edit: The next day it was much sweeter. I guess it just needed some time for the flavors to settle. It also stayed very moist for a full week. I also forgot to mention that I made my own applesauce for this recipe and I added a glaze. My fiance wanted an applesauce cake like his Grandma used to make so I did my best to accommodate.  -  31 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made some adaptations from this recipe to make muffins. It was truly flavourful and my kids just loved the muffins. I used only half of the flour and added oatmeal for the rest. Simple change and made a hit with the kids. Thanks!  -  25 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)