Monday, October 11, 2021

Applesauce Spice Cake

We had a very dear friend pass away very unexpectedly and my son, Mike, asked if I would make a bundt cake for the family. 

 The death was not due to Covid, but so very sad.  Mike choose the flavor of cake that he thought that the friend would've liked. I also made two mini bundts to have for later.

My Royal Albert Woodland Series Robin teacup is especially pretty for Fall.

My Autumn cross stitched piece was a project from several years ago.

* Update on my Marine Grandson*

Connor is back from Saudi Arabia and on American soil.  Soon he will be home for a much deserved visit, and we are so looking forward to it!  Thank you to everyone who kept him in your thoughts and prayers. 

Yield: 1- 10-12" bundt cake
Author: Kitty
Applesauce Spice Cake

Applesauce Spice Cake

I will always think of our friend when I make this cake.


  • 1 pkg. spice cake mix
  • 1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 cup applesauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and beat for 4 minutes.
  3. Bake in greased and floured 10-12" bundt pan.  I used Baker's Joy spray.
  4. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until cake tests done.
  5. Cool in pan for 10-15 minutes; turn out on wire rack to complete cooling.
  6. I piped on Cream Cheese Frosting from my recipe found here ,by cutting the end off of a decorating piping bag. 

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. Kitty, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. That bundt cake does look delicious and I am sure the family will be appreciative of your kindness. That is a sweet little cross stitch. Great news regarding Connor; how fabulous for you all.

  2. I'm sure your cake was very well received Kitty, it sounds nice and moist with the applesauce addition. Glad to hear Connor is back in the US for a while:@)

  3. That cake looks amazing and I am sure it was appreciated. Glad to hear your grandson is home for a visit but so very sorry for the loss of your friend.

  4. I am so sorry about the loss of your friend Kitty...but what happy news that Connor is safely back in the USA! Your cake looks delightful and I'm sure it was appreciated and enjoyed. Happy week~

  5. That cake looks even better than a bakery cake! Sorry about your loss. I love the cross stitch.

  6. I'm sorry to hear about your friend and it's great news to hear about your grandson being home for a visit. The cake looks and sounds so delicious. Thanks for the recipe and enjoy your week Kitty.

  7. I'm so sorry about your friend (((hugs))) the cake sounds delicious!

  8. Oh bless you and your family, Kitty. I am sorry for your unexpected loss.

    Your cake was a perfect thing to bring, and I am certain it was well received. ♥

    Praise be to God that Conner is on home soil. Whew. Will always keep our brave service men and women in my prayers. Enjoy him when you finally get to hug him again.

  9. Oh my! The spice cake looks wonderful and sounds so appetizing! Love simple recipes like this! And the cream cheese frosting is the best with a spice cake. Praising the Lord for Connor's safe return...I'm sure you are all breathing easier now. So sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Pinning this recipe. XO

  10. I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear friend, Kitty.

    Your pretty RA robin teacup is perfect for this season! I'd love a slice of your applesauce spice cake.

    Thanks for the update on your grandson. Glad he returned safely to the States and will be seeing his family soon.

  11. So sorry for the loss of a friend. This cake looks really delicious and I am sure was really appreciated!

  12. Kitty, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Your son is so sweet for having suggested you make a Bundt cake for the family. It looks delicious.

    I'm so glad to hear that Connor is back in the states. How wonderful it will be for you and the other family members to see him and hug him.

  13. Dear Kitty, I have been thinking of you and Mike and praying for you as you mourn this deep loss. Your cake is so beautiful! I love the way you did the frosting. OH, before I forget to tell you, I made your apple crunch for Kevin and Zach the other night, and they LOVE it! I served it warm with vanilla ice cream, and they were just thrilled with it. Thank you so much for all you do on your beautiful blog and for the immeasurable gift of your friendship. God bless you abundantly and comfort you and Mike. Also, I am SO thankful to know Connor will soon be home with you.

  14. I'm sorry for the loss of your and Mike's friend! The bundt cake looks wonderful! I am very thankful that your grandson is home on American soil once again! Bless his heart! He will be happy to see his family soon, I know. During this time of thankfulness, I am grateful for the prayers answered! Love and hugs.. Sandi

  15. I am sorry about the loss of your friend. We lost a dear friend last week also. It was a hard week.
    I love your bundt cake recipe. I know it was appreciated.
    Great to have your grandson home in the USA.
    Blessings to you and your family, KItty.

  16. Visiting you from a mutual blogging friend... I am so sorry to hear of your loss. That is certainly never easy. Praying for peace and comfort for you all. I do love your beautiful tea cup. I just picked up a vintage autumn tea cup today at an antique store. Somehow, pretty tea cups always help, don't they? :)

  17. 🕊 Sorry for your loss...unexpected and sudden is doubly difficult.

  18. Your cake looks delicious and I know it must have been appreciated Kitty. So sorry for your loss but happy that Connor is safe on US soil. I know you and Molly are looking forward to his visit! I love your pretty robin teacup! ♥

  19. I am so sorry Kitty to hear the sad news! Death is hard whether it's unexpected or expected. Don't think any of us are ever prepared enough even when it's expected. On another note...look at you with that fancy cake girl. Looks so good! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  20. Oh, Kitty, so sorry about your friend. I'm sure the cake was comforting and much appreciated. Your little needlework is charming and love the pretty teacup. Thank you for the recipe - it looks delicious. So glad to hear your grandson is safe and sound. Sending hugs to you xo K

  21. My deepest condolences of the loss of your friend, Kitty. What a lovely gesture to make them this delicious cake. I am so happy for you that Connor will be coming home for a visit soon!

  22. I am sorry for your loss. Your cake looks delicious...very kind of you. Almost 30 years ago,when my brother died, a sweet friend gave us a cake...I never forgot it. I am glad Connor came back. Your gorgeous teacup is unique. God bless you all.

  23. Kitty, I’m so sorry to hear of your dear friend’s passing. Unexpectedly catches us off guard. Healing thoughts. Your applesauce cake looks divine. How special to make that. Your little Bundt cake is adorable. Love the teacup. So glad to hear Connor is back on US soil. I know the family is so very anxious to see him. Xo

  24. I am sorry for the loss of your dear friend.
    The Bundt cake does look delicious and I am sure the family will be very appreciative of your kindness,(thank you for sharing the recipe).

    What good news regarding Connor, I am so pleased for you and all the family.

    All the best Jan

  25. Hi Kitty,
    This is sure nice rain we are getting today and your delicious Applesauce Spice Cake would be perfect with a cup of tea. We featured your post on Full Plate Thursday, 559. Thank so much for sharing with us and hope you come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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