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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Honey and Applesauce Cake, another whole grain delicious dessert!

Just because I cook and bake using whole food ingredients, doesn't mean I want to give up dessert! And to make sure I don't have to, I enjoy finding and trying naturally sweetened and other whole wheat desserts. And I have to tell you, this Honey and Applesauce Cake is just the ticket! 


Quite perfect just the way it is, it is also a wonderful recipe that will lead to many more delicious cakes. Having a master recipe to turn to is not only convenient but a real-time saver as well. After all, why reinvent the wheel every time you step into the kitchen? 

This recipe starts out with very basic ingredients, which means if your pantry is stocked, you can whip this up at a moment's notice. Honey Applesauce Cake is also what I like to refer to as a wooden spoon recipe because you don't need any electric appliances, just the ingredients, a large bowl, and a wooden spoon. 


Honey Applesauce Cake is perfectly delicious just the way it is, but by now you may have noticed, that a bit of cream on the side, is my favorite way to enjoy my desserts! This cake would also be lovely with a spoon of vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey, tonight, however, we opted for whipped cream...

When served plain Honey Applesauce Cake also makes a great snack with a glass of milk or a steaming cup of tea or coffee. But whatever you do, make this cake!

Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • whole wheat flour, pastry grind
  • honey
  • eggs
  • applesauce
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • vanilla
  • raisins
  • sliced almonds
You will also need the following:
  • large mixing bowl
  • wooden spoon
  • silicone spatula
  • small kitchen knife
  • cutting board
  • round baking pan
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
Now we are ready to begin!




Honey and Applesauce Cake
adapted from:  italian food forever
350-degree oven

1 c honey
1/2 c butter, softened to room temperature, cut into slices

2 eggs

1 c unsweetened applesauce
1 t vanilla

1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t soda
2 c whole wheat pastry grind flour, divided
1 c raisins, you may omit if desired

1 c sliced almonds


To begin, slice the butter, set aside until room temperature. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter slices and the honey, continue creaming together until smooth and fluffy. 


Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.


Add the applesauce, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, salt, and soda. Beat well, 15 to 20 strokes. You will want to count...


Add the remaining 1 cup whole wheat flour and the raisins. Stir these ingredients in evenly. 


Spread into a 9 inch round cake pan (you may also use a deep pie pan if needed), smooth the top, and sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly over the top of the batter.  


Bake 35-45 minutes or until done in your oven. Let cool before serving.


Storage options for Honey and Applesauce Cake. Store covered at room temperature for up to three days. You will need to refrigerate or freeze for longer storage. Let thaw completely in the refrigerator. 


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Printable "copy and paste" version:

Honey and Applesauce Cake
adapted from:  italian food forever
350-degree oven

1 c honey
1/2 c butter, softened to room temperature, cut into slices

2 eggs

1 c unsweetened applesauce
1 t vanilla

1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t soda
2 c whole wheat pastry grind flour, divided
1 c raisins, you may omit if desired

1 c sliced almonds

To begin, slice the butter, set it aside until room temperature. 

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter slices and the honey, continue creaming together until smooth and fluffy. 

Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.

Add the applesauce, 1 cup of whole wheat flour, salt, and soda. Beat well, 15 to 20 strokes. You will want to count...

Add the remaining 1 cup whole wheat flour and the raisins. Stir these ingredients in evenly.

Spread into a 9 inch round cake pan (you may also use a deep pie pan if needed), smooth the top, and sprinkle the sliced almonds evenly over the top of the batter. 

Bake 35-45 minutes or until done in your oven. Let cool before serving.


Storage options for Honey and Applesauce Cake. Store covered at room temperature for up to three days. You will need to refrigerate or freeze for longer storage. Let thaw completely in the refrigerator. 

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  1. This looks delicious, I may have to try this.

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  2. I have WW pastry flour and will be making this soon!

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    1. Thanks, I sure hope you like it! It is a nice cake to have around...

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  3. Very nice recipe, sounds so comforting!

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  4. What a delicious way to end a meal! Yum! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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    1. Thank you, baking with whole wheat flour has been an enjoyable journey! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  5. Apples and honey are a traditional combination at this time of year.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I couldn't agree more, but with applesauce available year round, so can this cake. It is not a traditional spiced apple cake...

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  7. I'm going to have to try this one. My son loves applesauce, but doesn't eat any other sweets like cake, candy, or ice cream. Maybe we could lure him into one sweet with this!

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    1. Not eating sweets is not such a bad thing in a child! But I also hope he enjoys this cake...thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.

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  8. That is a beautiful cake! And it sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you there again on Sunday.

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  9. Melynda,
    You are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2021/08/thursday-favorite-things-party_0542415243.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you Bev, I appreciate it! Have a wonderful day and thanks for hosting Thursday Favorite Things!

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