Lunchbox Applesauce Cake is a reliable and fairly easy apple Bundt cake recipe that is guaranteed to make your house smell good. You can cut into it a few hours after it is baked and it will be delicious. However, it tastes even better on the second day, which makes it the perfect make-ahead cake.
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Lunchbox Applesauce Cake
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, measured after sifting (280 grams)
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 4 oz unsalted butter, room temperature (114 grams)
- 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar (400 grams)
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1/2 cup golden raisins or use a mix of regular and golden
- 1 cup walnuts chopped and toasted
- Powdered sugar optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or 325 if using a black Bundt pan.
- After you’ve sifted the all purpose flour and measured out 2 ¼ cups, mix it with baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Grease the pan with shortening and dust with flour or spray with flour-added cooking spray.
- Beat the butter until creamy. Add the brown sugar and continue mixing. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla, then mix until well blended and fluffy.
- Add applesauce to the creamed mixture and stir well, then gently stir in the flour mixture, scraping batter up with a rubber scraper to ensure it’s incorporated. Fold in the raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 45 minutes or until cake tests done.
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn on to a wire rack to finish cooling.