Amazing Applesauce Cake

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Gluten Free, Vegan Applesauce Cake

So, how did I get the idea for applesauce cake? Let me tell ya.

A couple of months ago I was listening to our public radio station as I was tooling around town running errands. While news is all important and good to know, I really listen for the human interest stories and stuff.

This particular day, I started listening in the middle of a show about food. Yum! They were talking to a woman about food she makes for her dad that makes him reminisce of his childhood. And then the topic moved to Irish cooking, applesauce cake and molasses cookies. And as I said a few posts ago, I am all about trying to get in touch with my Irish roots. Especially if it means making tasty food. 

Gluten Free, Vegan Amazing Applesauce Cake with fork

OK, what?!

Applesauce cake and molasses cookies. Yes, please!

Now, how in the world do I do that?

And although I love cookies, I love cake more. So applesauce cake is first on the list of tackling.

It took many tries, as usual for a baking recipe for me. (I am learning how the chemistry of baking works, so I get it eventually.)

Gluten Free, Vegan Applesauce Cake

I did it! And it is pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself. Well, LM also says so. It’s not just me. He gobbled it up. And wanted more.

That reminds me. I need to make it again. With all of my homemade applesauce and my other homemade applesauce sitting in my pantry, it is just asking to be made again.

“Please, please, please, turn me into applesauce cake.”

Um, ok. No problem.

Gluten Free, Vegan Applesauce Cake


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Gluten Free, Vegan Applesauce Cake

Amazing Applesauce Cake

  • Author: Tia Hain
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


This applesauce cake is so simple to make and wonderfully good. It’s gluten free AND vegan. This applesauce cake makes a great treat. Just like Grandma’s.


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  1. Make flax eggs and set aside in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  3. Make flax eggs and stick in refrigerator.
  4. Mix applesauce and sugar.
  5. Add flax eggs, oil and vanilla. Mix. Add chopped nuts, if using.
  6. Mix rest of ingredients in a separate bowl and slowly add to wet ingredients. Don’t over mix.
  7. Bake in 8 ½ inch by 8 ½ inch pan for 35-40 minutes.


Eggs – If you can eat eggs and want to, just sub 2 regular eggs for the flax eggs.

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins

Gluten Free, Vegan Applesauce Cake with title and Tia's Kitchen


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