Easy and Old Fashioned Applesauce Spice Cake

Well, everyone, it is time for the third recipe in line for

the Grain Mill Wagon challenge,

and once again,

I took an old family recipe, passed down to me,

and modified it to include lots of good and healthy things




 Here is your first glimpse of the cake that was a favorite of my father’s,

and as such,

 holds a great amount of nostalgia for me when I make it:



   It stands alone as a wonderful dessert, or can be dressed up with a dollop of simple whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

The richness and texture of the cake is enough to satisfy everyone at the table, from children to adorable 60+ year old Grandmas. 🙂


“It tastes just like my mother’s!”

And making it couldn’t be easier.


   As you can see in the pictures below, I mixed mine all in one bowl, then poured it into a greased cast iron skillet and baked it.

After an hour of baking, it comes out moist, rich, and steamy…just waiting for someone to take the first bite.

 So whip out your mixer, and try out the newest recipe from 

~The Welcoming House~




 In a mixing bowl, combine the following ingredients, and whisk together until well blended:


2 1/2 cups Whole Wheat flour,

(I used hard white spring wheat for this recipe)

1 1/2 cups Dark brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp allspice,

1/2 tsp cloves


Once this is well blended, add in the following wet ingredients,

and mix well, beating on medium high speed.


 1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup soured milk

(I take 1/2 cup milk and add 1 Tbs lemon juice, then let sit for five minutes to sour)

1 1/2 cups applesauce or apple butter

 (very good alternative for a rich cake)

2 eggs

1 tart green apple, diced, such as a Granny Smith

Once this is well mixed, then let sit for the freshly ground whole wheat flour

to absorb the liquids while you toast 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.


 I let them brown for a few minutes,

then set them aside while I pour the batter

into a greased cast iron skillet,

or a greased 9 X 13 cake pan.



 Top with the walnuts, and press lightly into the top of the cake.

before being baked………

Place in a pre-heated 350* oven, and bake for one hour.

 Once done, take out, and let sit for about 5 minutes, then serve.



This cake is excellent while warm, 

and makes a great breakfast or snack the next day as well.


 Stop back tomorrow over at the blog

for our latest Almost-Wordless Wednesday,

where I give you a picture treat of fall here on the prairie,

with all its beauty.


Many Blessings to you and yours,


the plate speaks for itself………

About The Welcoming House

I am a canning, cooking, crafty, crunchy, fun-loving mamma and wife who moved from the Rocky Mountains to the Midwest prairie about 18 years ago. I love being a mom to my three beautiful daughters, and life-long companion to my darling handy Hubby . I blog over at The Welcoming House five days a week on a million different things from recipes to mini-series, to crazy picture days of what is happening around me! I hope you drop in, and never leave there without being encouraged and strengthened in your daily walk. Grab a cup of coffee and come visit us!
Many Blessings to You and Yours!

Grain Mill Wagon Challenge Experience: What fun this has been, doing the Grain Mill Challenge. I was not sure I would ever like using the WonderMill as much as I did my NutriMill, but I tell you what, I have fallen in love with it, and it has now replaced my Nutrimill as the go-to appliance for grinding everything I did before! I enjoyed coming up with 5 original recipes for the Grain Mill Wagon challenge, and my family loved sampling each and every one. I want to thank the Grain Mill Wagon, and WonderMill for giving me the opportunity to participate, and for the dear friend who suggested checking it out in the very beginning. My readers from The Welcoming House Blog have been amazing too, heading over here all the time, sharing, liking, and pinning my recipes because they love me, and the fun desserts I came up with. I wish you all the best, thanks for reading, and many blessings to you and yours! ~Heather Estey @ The Welcoming House Blog

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3 Responses to Easy and Old Fashioned Applesauce Spice Cake

  1. Cathy says:

    This looks so good in the pictures that I can almost taste it.

  2. Carol Saucier says:

    going apple picking on the 21st, can’t wait to try this recipe then.

  3. kelly nale says:

    I think I will make this today looks great and I know my family will love it !!!

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