Easy Applesauce Spice Cake

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Easy Applesauce Spice Cake is perfect to enjoy during the fall season. It’s so simple to make using a spice cake mix. You get to enjoy a light apple flavor with the applesauce, but you could definitely add small chunks of apples to get even more apple flavor. Making an applesauce cake with cake mix is so simple and will become a favorite in your family.

Easy Applesauce Spice Cake
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Have you ever substituted the oil in the mix cake directions with applesauce? It’s a great way to add a little apple flavor, but it’s also a healthier option. So for this fall cake recipe, you are basically just following the direction on your spice cake mix, but instead of oil, you are using applesauce. I love to use no sugar added, unsweetened applesauce for cake mixes.

 Applesauce Cake with Cake Mix Ingredients

  • cake mix
  • water
  • applesauce
  • eggs

Cake Mix Applesauce Cake with Spice Cake Mix:

This Applesauce Spice Cake is so easy to make! As you can see above this cake only takes a few ingredients.

In a large bowl, add the spice cake mix. I love spice cake mixes because they have so many great warm spice flavors: cloves, nutmeg, etc.

Then add the water, applesauce, and eggs. Mix the batter together until smooth. You can use an electric mixer if you like, but I usually just mix it with a wooden spoon.

Grease a bundt cake pan with nonstick spray or butter and pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

After baking, check for doneness with a toothpick, and then let it cool a little bit. Then you can carefully place the Applesauce Spice Cake on a beautiful stand. When it’s room temperature you can add the frosting.

The cinnamon frosting is a simple mixture of powder sugar, cinnamon, and milk. A cinnamon cream cheese frosting would be delicious too.

Applesauce Spice Cake for Fall
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Topped with an easy cinnamon icing drizzle, this cake is perfect for a party!

5 from 2 votes

Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake for Fall is so easy to make using a cake mix!
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes


  • bundt pan


Applesauce Spice Cake

  • 1 spice cake mix I used Betty Crocker
  • 1 cup water or water as directed on your cake mix
  • ½ cup applesauce or whatever amount of oil is on your cake mix
  • 3 eggs or eggs as directed on your cake mix

Cinnamon Icing

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp milk


Applesauce Spice Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a bowl, add the spice cake mix and the water.
  • Add the applesauce to the bowl.
  • Add the eggs.
  • Mix with a hand mixer on low speed for about 2 minutes, until combined.
  • Pour into a greased bundt pan and bake for about 30 minutes.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, cake, cake mix

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I hope you get a chance to try this cake soon. It’s perfect for a weeknight dessert or a seasonal get-together.

Applesauce Spice Cake


  1. 5 stars
    Tasty… Very simple, fast and delicious. I followed your recipe and then I had a great meal. I put in a lot of egg, but the dish still retains its delicious taste. Thank you for the useful article.

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