Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake

I’ve never met my maternal grandmother, but from what I’ve heard I think we would get along very well. She loved to cook, which must be where I get it from. This recipe for applesauce cake is her own, and my mom realized a few years back that it’s vegan, except for the icing… which is very easily veganized, as it’s just a simple buttercream frosting.

gmas cake


[Magically Vegan] Applesauce Cake
1 C sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 C applesauce
1 tsp baking soda
1 2/3 C flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt

Cream sugar and shortening, add applesauce in which soda has been dissolved. Add flour, spices & salt. Bake in greased loaf tin 325F for about 45 minutes (although it always takes longer… mine took about an hour).


Buttercream Frosting
1/4 C shortening
1/4 C Earth Balance margarine
2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP soymilk

Beat together shortening & margarine. Add sugar, vanilla, & soymilk and beat until fluffy.


3 thoughts on “Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake

  1. Martine

    I just made these as cupcakes – delicious! Yields 10 cupcakes and bakes in about 25 minutes – quicker than baking the whole cake 🙂

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