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.
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)