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Cake Mix Applesauce Cake

Cake Mix Applesauce Cake is an easy dessert with only 6 ingredients.  Adding applesauce to a boxed cake mix results in a light, moist cake that is irresistible to young and old.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce Cake, Applesauce cake using cake mix, Applesauce Cake with Box Cake Mix, cake mix applesauce cake, Easy Applesauce Cake
Servings: 16
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 15.25 ounce cake mix (white or yellow)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups applesauce
  • powdered sugar (confectioner’s sugar)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, blend cake mix, eggs and applesauce until moist. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  • Pour half the batter into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar; cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan; sprinkle top of cake with powdered sugar.


  • Use whatever flavor of cake mix you have on hand including white, yellow, butter, golden, spice or butter pecan.
  • For a lower sugar content, use unsweetened applesauce.
  • There's no need for an icing; sprinkle powered sugar over top for a fancy-look and lightly sweet flavor.
  • Serve with coffee for breakfast or whip it up for the perfect dessert.
  • We love apple cake! Try our other favorite with caramel sauce.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg