This Week's "Muffin": Applesauce Spice Cake

IMG_8428 This week I put muffin in quotes because I actually made this as a bundt cake, but it would work perfectly well as muffins. Just bake for less time.

This cake was a central feature of our Wednesday family dessert as well as a lovely quiet conversation over tea with a friend on my back deck. No frills, but tasty and super easy!

I'd credit the source but I don't know where I got this one.


1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup oil 7/8 cup brown sugar

1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 cup chopped nuts and/or raisins, optional (I omitted)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bundt pan or muffin cups.
  2. Mix applesauce, brown sugar and oil in medium bowl.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix well.
  5. Pour into pan and bake 40 minutes (cake) or 15-20 minutes (muffins).
  6. Cool on a cooling rack.