Honey Almond Applesauce Cake: A Sweet and Nutty Delight

Delve into the sweet and comforting flavors of this Honey Almond Applesauce Cake, a delightful treat perfect for any occasion. This recipe creates a moist and tender cake, with unsweetened applesauce adding both moisture and a subtle fruitiness. The cake is infused with the rich taste of honey and the warmth of cinnamon, making it irresistibly flavorful. Topped with toasted almonds and a final brush of warm honey, this cake offers a delightful combination of textures, from the soft crumb of the cake to the crunch of the almonds. Whether enjoyed as a dessert, a teatime snack, or a special treat, this Honey Almond Applesauce Cake is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings with its wholesome and delicious taste.


  • ¾ cup light or brown sugar (150 g)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (200 g)
  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour (200 g)
  • 2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce (200 g)
  • ⅓ cup + 2 TBS honey (150 g)
  • ½ cup sliced toasted almonds
  • ½ cup warm honey for soaking


  1. Preparation: Preheat oven to 340°F (170°C). Line a 9″ round pan with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  2. Dry Ingredients: Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Wet Ingredients: Mix applesauce and honey in a measuring cup.
  4. Creaming: In a mixer, beat sugar and eggs until light in color (4-5 minutes). Gradually add oil on low speed, then return to medium speed.
  5. Combining: Alternate adding flour mixture and applesauce-honey mixture in three parts, ending with flour.
  6. Baking: Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool.
  7. Topping: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Place cooled cake on a rack over a cookie sheet. Poke the cake with a toothpick, brush with warm honey, and top with almonds. Bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Serving: Cool completely before transferring to a serving dish.

Recipe Notes:

  • Store at room temperature for up to 5 days.
  • Use ripe apples for the best applesauce flavor.
  • Toast almonds lightly for added crunch and nuttiness.
  • Drizzle extra honey for a sweeter finish if desired.

Enjoy this Honey Almond Applesauce Cake as a delightful and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for bringing a touch of sweetness to any day. Its combination of flavors and textures makes it a crowd-pleaser. Visit our site for more delicious cake recipes!

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