Martha’s Quick Applesauce Cake

My favorite “other” mother, the late Barbara Brosnan from ME made yummy homemade apple sauce and lots of other treats from an abundance of “drops” from the nearby farm.  Drops?  The apples the pickers dropped on the ground or the wind blew from the trees.  They couldn’t be sold at premium prices so a bushel went cheap and Mom B had a whole bushel of kids, not even counting me.  Lol  I’m not she, so I used store bought chunky applesauce for my cake but if you make chunky homemade sauce, oh do use it!  Great for breakfast, with ice cream, or anytime.

Here’s what you need:

2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Bisquick – mix together and set aside (topping)

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

½ cup chunky applesauce

2 cups Bisquick

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Beat milk, egg, and applesauce slightly in mixing bowl, blend in 2 cups Bisquick and 2 tablespoons gran sugar, mixing until moist.


Pour into greased  8 x 12 baking pan and sprinkle with reserved topping.


Bake at 400 degrees for approx 22 minutes, until top is golden and tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Yummy served warm with ice cream!


Note:  This is a light and not overly sweet cake which is just my “thing” but you can drizzle a simple confectioners sugar glaze over the top if you like super sweet treats or served after dinner with ice cream, warmed apple sauce, and a dollop of whipped cream . . .

4 Responses to Martha’s Quick Applesauce Cake

  1. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh this sounds SO GOOD, Martha–thanks for sharing the simple recipe! Did I tell you I have a Dutch Choc Applesauce Cake recipe? It is swoon-worthy–though a tad bit more work than this, but not so much to put you off, I’m sure!! If you want it, I can either email it to you–or put in on the Recipes Page of my blog… God bless you–love, sis Caddy


    • Oh, I would love it, thanks! This case, as I made it is not at all sweet, by design and light as air, but can be played with so many ways and can be easily changed from something for breakfast to a dessert, to an ice cream treat. Yummy.


  2. mlissabeth says:

    This sounds really good. I like just about anything made with Bisquick!


    • Thanks! Me too! The lighter version works well also, but I have only just made this one today and didn’t yet try it with the low fat one. I love love love Bisquick! This one won’t please those who want something incredibly rich and dripping with sugar, but with the variations I suggested and others like that it can satisfy those who have a hankering for more sugar! Diabetes runs in my family so I’m used to less sugar and don’t crave overly sweet things as often as I used to.


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