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Applesauce Cake


This simple cake replaces some of the fat in the recipe with applesauce. You can frost this cake with frozen low fat nondairy whipped topping, thawed, to keep the fat content down.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 Servings


  • 1 pkg. 2 layer yellow cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1-1/4 cups water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray desired pan(s) with nonstick flour based cooking spray. Prepare cake according to package directions except, add 1 tablespoon of flour to the dry mix and blend well. Substitute an equal amount of applesauce for the vegetable oil and substitute an equal number of egg whites for whole eggs.

Pour into prepared pans and bake according to package directions. Cook in pan(s) on rack. Remove when completely cool. Frost cake if desired.

Overall, you'll save 750 calories and 86 grams of fat using applesauce instead of oil.

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