Low-Calorie Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe Video

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her Moist and Flavorful Harvest-Time Applesauce Spice Cake. It is baked in a 9-inch square pan, and can be cut into squares with no icing, or it can be frosted with your favorite frosting. I will be uploading a fabulous penuche icing for this cake tomorrow--stay tuned!


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings6
Main Ingredient


 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 Stick)
 Sugar1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 Self rising flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Add More Flour If Needed)
 Raisins2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Chopped pecans1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Flour1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (For Dredging Raisins And Pecans)
 Ground cinnamon1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground allspice1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cloves1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Applesauce1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 589 Calories from Fat 201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.7%

Saturated Fat 10.6 g52.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 75.6 mg

Sodium 435 mg18.1%

Total Carbohydrates 94 g31.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.8 g11.1%

Sugars 59.9 g

Protein 5 g11%

Vitamin A 10.5% Vitamin C 3%

Calcium 10.1% Iron 12.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a large bowl, cream 1 stick butter or margarine and 1 1/4 cups sugar together. Add 1 egg, and beat well. Add 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves to 1 1/2 cups self-rising flour. Mix well. Add to the beaten mixture, a little at a time, alternating with the water, until well blended. The mixture will be "doughy" at this point. Stir in 1 cup applesauce. Place 1/2 cup pecans, 2/3 cup raisins, and 1/4 cup flour to a medium-sized zip-lock plastic bag. Shake to coat the raisins and pecans with flour. Fold this mixture into your batter. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. (Note: I placed a sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the pan when I placed it in the oven to keep it from over-browning. I removed it after 20 minutes; if you wait longer, the cake may rise and stick to the foil.) Cool the cake in the pan, and then remove to a serving plate. Cut into squares and serve on a nice serving dish. If you like this cake warm, stick a serving in the microwave for 10 to 15 seconds! Scrumptious!!!

Editors Review

Need something sweet to comfort yourself but worried about the calories? Then trading your favorite dessert with this healthy cake will be totally worth the bet. Brimming with warm aromas of spices and apple flavor, this is one treat that you simple can’t resist. Add it to your holiday platter for a yummy indulgence. For inspiration, stream the video recipe.