homemade pumpkin applesauce cake

This  easy, homemade and full of fall flavor Pumpkin Applesauce Cake comes  from The Finest Recipes  Cookbook (circa 1995) from First Baptist Church Huntsville, AL.

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homemade pumpkin applesauce cake

This pumpkin applesauce cake absolutely bursts with rich fall flavor.  It is incredibly moist and perfectly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.

What makes this autumn delight even more amazing is it is paired with this divine cinnamon cream cheese frosting from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. These two pack a mouthwatering one-two punch.

You can’t find an easier from scratch cake to make.  I mixed it all by hand without dirtying up a mixer. Plus, the ingredients are simple ingredients, you probably already have on hand.

You will love the fact that this pumpkin applesauce cake is versatile.  It will be perfect for your families fall gatherings, after dinner dessert and it transports easily, so you can take it to your annual autumn pot luck.  You will also be the  rock star of that ladies church breakfast or brunch.  Your church sisters will be repenting from jealously and envy, wishing they had brought this autumn gem.

This  pumpkin applesauce cake  is sure to  become one of your fall-bulous favs.  This cake puts Betty (as in Crocker) in the corner.

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homemade pumpkin applesauce cake

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Pumpkin Applesauce Cake With Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This Amazing Pumpkin Applesauce Cake is easy, moist and delicious. A from scratch cake that boasts a melody of the fall flavors of pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. Homemade with simple ingredients.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy, with cream cheese frosting, recipes, from scratch, moist, best, layered, fall, homemade, pan, simple, icing, Thanksgiving, 9×13, Betty Crocker, apple
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Cooling 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 20 slices
Calories 315kcal
Cost $4.25



Ingredients for Pumpkin Applesauce Cake

  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Pumpkin
  • 1 cup Nuts Optional
  • 3 1/3 cups Flour Sifted
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Cloves
  • 4 tsp. Nutmeg

Ingredients for Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 package Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter Room Temperature
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


Instructions for Pumpkin Applesauce Cake

  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Beat eggs well
  • Gradually add sugar to eggs
  • Add applesauce to mixture
  • Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture, beating until smooth.
  • Add water, pumpkin and nuts (optional)
  • Grease and flour either two 9×9 pans or a 9×13 pan. If you use a 9×13 see notes below.
  • Bake from 35 to 45 minutes. Insert toothpick and make sure it comes out clean.
  • Cool 20 to 30 minutes

Instructions for Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon and beat until completely smooth.


If using 9×13 pan for cake, there will be slightly to much batter.  I made  6 medium cupcakes with this extra batter.
If doing the 9×13 pan you might want to only make 1/2 or 3/4’s of the frosting.
This cake freezes well, just cover it well with aluminum foil in the freezer.


Calories: 315kcal


13×9 Airbake Nonstick Cake Pan With Cover

Kitchen Aid Classic Stand Mixer

Hand Mixer

Pouring Shield for  Kitchen Aid Mixer

Icing Spatula

Long Baking Spatula


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