There’s applesauce cake and then there’s applesauce CRUNCH cake. Why go for ordinary when you can opt for extraordinary with a crunchy topping?
My go-to choice for dessert always involves a baked good. Cakes, brownies, cookies—doesn’t matter as long as it’s soft, sweet, and recently removed from the oven. Bonus if the dessert recipe is simple and calls for ingredients I always have on hand.
What do you know? This applesauce crunch cake fits all of the above!
You can find a slew of applesauce cake recipes online. Applesauce takes that whole “moist and flavorful” thing to a whole new level!
After baking and eating an entire pan of this cake, you’ll want to stock up on all the applesauce you can!
My usual answer to a last-minute dessert emergency is something involving a boxed mix like these easy lemon bars with cake mix or easy peach cobbler dump cake.
My latest favorites are these easy brookies and this oh-so-delightful, dessert-turned-appetizer peanut butter cookie dough dip.
Of course, if you’re a fan of easy, apple-inspired desserts, then you’re going to love this applesauce crunch cake. I bet you already have all the ignredients on hand.
I mean, if you have kids at home, you’ve always got a few of those applesauce pouches lying around. A couple pouches and you’re golden!
Don’t like nuts in your baked desserts? Feel free to leave those out. The applesauce cake will still be delicious!
I love baking cakes in a white 9×13-inch baking dish so the cakes really pop.
Want to take a cake with applesauce up a notch? Top it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup. Your taste buds—and your guests—will thank you!
Applesauce Crunch Cake
There's applesauce cake and then there's applesauce CRUNCH cake. Why go for ordinary when you can opt for extraordinary with a crunchy topping?
- 1 cup (½ lb) salted butter
- 1 lb light brown sugar (about 2 ¼ cups)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
- Combine butter, brown sugar, flour, and nuts in a large bowl; mix until thoroughly combined. Set aside 1 cup for topping.
- Add egg, applesauce, cinnamon, and baking soda to butter and flour mixture; mix well. Pour into pan and sprinkle with 1 cup remaining topping.
- Bake for 50 minutes. Serve warm as is or topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup (optional). Also tastes great as a cooled cake!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 307Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 2gSugar: 40gProtein: 4g
I could go for a slice of this right about now! I love how easy it is to make. :)
That easiness is my favorite part!
Patty at Spoonabilities
This looks like such a moist and yummy cake! I need to bake one ASAP!
Hope you do!
I love all kinds of apple desserts and this is definitely one of my favorites! The crunchy part in this is so delicious.
Yay! Glad you like it!
I love that this is a Crunch cake not just applesauce cake. This sounds magnificent.
The crunch takes it to a whole new level!
Ooooo I’ve never had applesauce crunch cake before, but after seeing this I’ll definitely be giving it a go on the weekend! :)
Hope you like it!
Great recipe. Hubs loved it with Ice Cream straight front the oven and it made the house smell to die for!! Quick question-I didn’t see storage the suggestion. Is this best to store in the refrigerator or ok to leave on the counter?
So glad he liked it! Because it’s a baked cake, you can store it on the counter for a day or two. But I tend to always put stuff in the fridge. I actually like cold cake!
This is so delicious and easy! My family loves this cake! Can’t wait to make this again!
It’s so good, right?
The easiest cake to make! We loved how simple it was and how moist it turned out!
Right? The easiest!
Gave this recipe 5-stars! It was so good! Love the crunchy topping!
Paula A Knake
Seems like an awful lot of brown sugar. Is the cake extremely sweet?
It is pretty sweet!
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