Applesauce Spice Cake

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 40 min

Servings: 8


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Filippo Berio Extra Light Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • Icing sugar or sweetened whipped cream (optional)


    • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 9-inch square pan with olive oil. In bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
    • Using electric mixer at medium speed, mix brown sugar with olive oil until blended. Add applesauce; mix well. Add flour mixture all at once; beat on low speed until well blended. Stir in raisins and walnuts. Spoon batter into prepared baking pan.
    • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely on rack; cut into squares.

    Tip: If you like, dust the cake with icing sugar or frost with whipped cream.