Whole Wheat Applesauce Cake

whole wheat applesauce cake


  • 3 cups flour (1/2 whole wheat or spelt)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ tsp cardamom
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce


  1. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  2. In another bowl beat butter, brown sugar and molasses until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, beating just until combined.
  5. Blend in applesauce.
  6. Spoon into a 9 inch tube pan that has been greased and floured. Smooth the top.
  7. Bake at 350 F for 50 min to an hour, until the cake is pulling away from the side of the pan and a tester comes out clean.
  8. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen it from the pan.
  9. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes then remove from the pan.

Cool completely before serving.