Apple Cup! & Applesauce Cake Recipe


It’s rivalry weekend for us college football fans and in Washington that means this whole week has been all about the Apple Cup! I was born at the end of August right in time for the football season to start so I’ve literally been rooting for Washington State University from birth. While I love the experience of sports in person it’s the time of the year when I’m much happier indoors and warm so I took on dog sitting for the weekend and sent my parents off. They send me pics from the stadium, I send them pics of the pups, we’re all happy.




Since we’re all about apples and family this weekend I figured it was a good time to break out the applesauce cake recipe that’s been passed down from my great-grandma. When my mom was little she entered this cake in a 4-h competition and won, there’s even a footnote in the family cookbook to make sure everyone knows it’s award-winning! It’s still my mom’s favorite, she even took over cleaning while I was baking so she could eat all the batter remnants lol it’s the reversal for all the chocolate cake batter I ate growing up!

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce (chunky or homemade is best)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter(dairy-free works fine!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour(gluten-free blends work fine!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup walnuts(optional)
  • 1 cup chopped dates(optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°

Heat applesauce at medium heat until it boils. While boiling add baking soda. Remove from heat and add butter/margarine and sugar. Stir in flour and spices. Add nuts/dates/raisins if you choose.

Lightly grease and flour loaf pan. Bake 45- 50 until toothpick comes out clean. Check it at 20 and 30 minutes to see if the top is becoming dark or too crispy. If so lay a piece of foil over the top and continue cooking.


That’s it! Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you try the recipe let me know what you think!


I went last night to do all my black friday shopping since the football game is early this afternoon. I was done in 3 hours and barely ever had to wait in line so it was a good consolation for not being with my family on the holiday. Things have seemed a lot calmer since stores started opening on Thursday. I know people don’t like how spread out the stores have gotten with the length of sales but I’m a fan of not having to fight through aisles and avoiding all the shoving.  I’m thinking of doing a haul post for what I purchased but if not you’ll definitely see a lot of it on my instagram over the next couple weeks. What was the best deal or your favorite find from all the sales?!



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  1. Dad wrote:

    Love the ornament!

    Published 11.25.16