“Wacky Apple” Apple Sauce Cake & Organic Wacky Apple Giveaway

by Kirsten on November 24, 2013 · 9 comments

in Cakes, Desserts

Apple Sauce Cake

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and preparations for it are in full swing at my house. Well, at least food wise since I plan and cook ahead of time as much as possible. This applesauce cake is a perfect example. I baked a double batch the other day and froze one to be served when family arrives. The other half is almost eaten. It was a huge hit with my family. The addition of the apple sauce makes it very moist and the combination of cinnamon and allspice is just perfect. Instead of just cranberries as the fruit part I added a cranberry nut mixture. It gives the cake the extra crunch.

I urge you to bake this applesauce cake any time over the holidays, for your friends or just for yourself. This is a definite keeper recipe. Easy to prepare and fast in the oven. Serve it with a cup of good coffee and enjoy!

I baked this cake with Wacky Apple organic applesauce. Please read more about Wacky Apple and the giveaway below.

Apple Sauce Cake

Wacky Apple Sauce Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 16
  • 2 cups (240 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups (300 g) granulated sugar, Kirsten used 1¼ cup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda, Kirsten used 1 teaspoon
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 ml), organic wacky applesauce
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup raisins or dried cranberries, Kirsten used Trader Joe's Trek Mix (nut mixture with cranberries)
  • Confectioners sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 13 by 9 inch metal baking dish. Set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in a big bowl. Flour through allspice.
  4. In another bowl mix wet ingredients. Eggs through vanilla. I did this with a hand whisk.
  5. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir well. I also just used a hand held whisk.
  6. Fold in the cranberries or nut mixture.
  7. Pour batter evenly into the prepared baking dish.
  8. Bake for 35 to 40 mins. or until a wooden tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean. (Kirsten's was done in 30 mins. using 350 F Convection.)
  9. Let cool and dust with confectioners sugar before serving.
Kirsten's High Altitude adjustments for 6500 feet are the use of less baking powder and less sugar.


Apple Sauce Cake

I love to support local growers. Even more so when organic. When I was approached by Wacky Apple regarding a sample of their products and a giveaway I was on board. Wacky Apple  is a Colorado, family owned and operated company located on the Western Slope in the town of Hotchkiss.   They have been practicing organic sustainable farming  in the apple business for over 20 years.  Their products include 5 flavors of organic apple sauce, 5 flavors of organic apple juice, 3 flavors of Flat Fruit (AKA: fruit leather), and seasonal organic fresh fruit! All products are naturally sweeter. Wacky Apple  never adds sugar, water, preservatives, artificial flavor or color.  Every product is made with organic ingredients.

My family and I had the pleasure to taste test all the Wacky Apple products. My husband’s favorite was the cinnamon applesauce. My daughter who usually doesn’t like nor eats applesauce fell in love with the mango applesauce. And my son, who takes applesauce in his school lunch frequently, reported right away that this applesauce tasted much fruitier and better than any other one he has had before. Both of my kids also enjoyed the flat fruits which I packed them for school snacks.

Wacky Apple has generously offered to give a Wacky Apple Fun Pack to one of my much appreciated blog readers.

The rules are:

* leave me a comment on your favorite  recipe using apple sauce


* become a follower of “My Kitchen in the Rockies” via Google +
* if you are already a follower, please join “My Kitchen in the Rockies” via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail


*share this giveaway on the social media of your choice with your friends, family or readers
* this giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only (sorry my international readers)
* the giveaway will close on November 29th, 12:00 am MST

The winner will be picked randomly and announced November 30th. Wacky Apple will ship the Wacky Apple Fun Pack directly to you, so please make sure to contact me quickly with your address/shipping information if you are the winner.

Good luck!

Wacky Apple

Box Includes:  2 Wacky Apple 4oz juices, 2 Wacky Apple 6.8 oz juices, 4 Wacky Apple 4 oz Apple sauces, 2 Cinnamon Flat Fruit, 2 Wild berry Flat Fruit, 2 Apple Flat Fruit, & approximately 5 Wacky Apple Jr. Flat Fruit pieces.

The winner of this giveaway is Debra. Congratulations, Debra. I will be contacting you and Wacky Apples for your price. Thank you all for your participation.

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Debra Lee December 1, 2013 at 10:54 am

Thank you! You have made one little boy very happy!

Tanya November 28, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Hi Kirsten,
I’ve been dreaming all my life of a ranch with horses and a huge kitchen with a rocking chair and a good old dog sleeping on the rug by the stove…
Right now I’m in my little kitchen in a small suburb in the north of France… and thanks to the web, I can let my imagination travel far away while I’m discovering your wonderfull recipes.
Your lovely Wacky Apple sauce cake just came out of the oven and the whole house is filled with its wonderful smell of Christmas spices.
Thank you for sharing all this with us !

Kirsten December 1, 2013 at 9:04 am

Tanya, thanks for your lovely comment. I hope you all enjoyed the cake.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) November 27, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Thanks for the heads up on that product, I totally agree about the local/organic thing. And since you’re urging, I’ll make it a point to make this cake. Thanks for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving Kirsten.

Lauren @messykitchenhappybelly November 27, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hi there! Love your blog! I’m a huge fan of sustainable, local cooking and it looks like your blog is right up my alley! I’m also a Colorado girl and I was wondering if you have a good rule of thumb for translating European baking recipes to high altitude (I’m only at 5,500 ft). I was also hoping for some tips on getting my blog humming along. I’ve only just started my food blog (messykitchenhappybelly.blogspot.com) and would love your advice on voice, photography and getting noticed.

Debra Lee November 26, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Tweeted @Distracteddebra

Debra Lee November 26, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Following you on Google+

Debra Lee November 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I have an apple bread recipe I love. I has a caramel sauce on top!

Susi November 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Kartoffelpuffer mit Apfelmus! We live in Colorado Springs, and I’m so excited I found your webpage for new and German recipes! Thanks

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