Applesauce Cake with Buttermilk Glaze!

This applesauce cake is good just by itself, but the buttermilk glaze just takes it to another level.  This cake is moist and smells so good baking in the oven.  It's not a rich dessert, but you can add a scoop of ice cream to it to make it a little more decadent. 

This makes a good coffee cake.   There are quite a few ingredients, but it's really easy to make.  

Here is what you will need:

1  1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup oil or shortening
2 eggs
2 cups self rising flour
2 tsps. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup chopped nuts ( walnuts or pecans work well)
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease either  a Bundt pan or a 13x9 inch baking pan.

Cream together the sugar, butter and oil (or shortening) until fluffy.  Add the eggs to the creamed mixture.

In another bowl mix flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Stir in nuts and raisins, if you are adding them.
Add the flour mixture and the applesauce alternately to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla.

 Bake for 50 to 55 minutes.  A pick inserted into the center should come out clean.  Cool completely before inverting onto serving plate.  

While the cake cools prepare the buttermilk glaze.

Buttermilk Glaze:

1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix and stir the first four ingredients in a saucepan on medium heat until it comes to a rolling boil.  Boil for 1 minute stirring continuously.   Add the vanilla.  Remove from heat and let sit to cool.  The mixture will thicken as it cools.

When it has cooled, stir well and pour over the cake on the serving platter.  This is a glaze so it won't be thick like icing, but should be thick enough to coat the cake.  Make sure your serving plate has some room around the edges to catch any glaze that runs off..

Applesauce Cake with Buttermilk Glaze! 


  1. Where is your pin button for Pinterest. I follow you on there, but is difficult to go find it when you are on Facebook and then come here then go to Pinterest?

  2. This sounds so good... can't wait to make it.

  3. Looks good AND beautiful at the same time!

  4. I have just found your site and you are my kind of cook!!
    I have added you on my blogroll and want to read everything tomorrow.

    Pam in GA.

  5. Thanks Pam! I am glad you found us! Hope you will try some of the recipes and enjoy them.

  6. Do any of your recipes have high altitude directions? I love to bake but live in CO.

  7. Made this the other night, didn`t like it much, was too dry and heavy !!

  8. Didn`t think you would post my review on this cake. Why not post some of the ones who didn`t care for it for what ever reason ?

  9. Thank you for sharing all your great recipes and bringing me smiles with your sweet pictures!

  10. Thank you, Alisi. I really appreciate that.

  11. Anonymous, these comments are reviewed by the moderator before they are published, to be sure there I not spam or anything not family friendly in them. I am the moderator and I publish all comments as long as they are not completely off the wall or vulgar. Therefore, I have no idea what you are referring to as far as saying I wouldn't publish your review.
    Not all recipes are for all people and all I can do is give the recipe and the any tips for making it. I cannot account for the person's skill level who is making it so the results might be less than perfect for each person.

  12. Is the buttermilk glaze just for this cake or can it be used with other recipes and still have a good taste?

  13. I've made this to two dinner parties and both times were a hit!! Thank you so much for all your recipes. I've recommended this site to all my friends who like to cook! Blessings!

  14. There is nothing that makes me miss my mom more than her applesauce cake, especially during the holiday season. She used to put walnuts, raisins and cherries. As we got older, she would ask each one of us what we wanted in our applesauce cake....some wanted walnuts & raisins, some wanted raisins and get the idea. She would make our own special (made with love) applesauce cake. I sure love my mom and miss her every day!

  15. I can see other options for this cake, cinnamon applesauce,chopped apples, and caramel bits added to the icing.



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