Recipe

Applesauce Breakfast Cake

Yields 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray (nonstick)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour (plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or 1 cup if brown sugar is not used)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups applesauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
applesauce cake

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch bundt pan or an 8x4-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and dust with 1 tablespoon flour.

  • Step 2

    Combine the remaining flour (1 1/2 cups), baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. If using nutmeg, add that too. Mix well.

  • Step 3

    Combine sugars, egg, applesauce, oil, and vanilla. Mix into flour until combined. Stir in raisins.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 30–35 minutes or until cake is browned and a toothpick or fork inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Step 5

    Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes; turn pan upside down onto a rack or plate and cool.

Citation

Recipe adapted from The Passionate Vegetarian Cookbook and available from What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl at: https://whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/food-distribution-fdd/applesauce-breakfast-cake