Connie A Thompson

Sunday Dinner: Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake


Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake

This past Friday would have been my Mom’s birthday. My mother loved birthdays. For our birthdays, she would always buy two cards–one thoughtful and serious and the other funny. Mom was also superstitious, but being born on the 13th—she embraced that number.


Randall, Dennis, Me, Mom

To celebrate Mom’s birthday, we’re having a family favorite this weekend—Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake. When you’re celebrating your birthday, it is only fitting that your own mother have something to do with it. So in honor of the two most influential women in my life, here is a favorite family recipe.

When you make this cake, be sure not to follow the directions on the box. Just follow the recipe below. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does.

Grandmother Rodgers’ Applesauce Cake

Ingredients for cake:

• Yellow Cake Mix

• 2 eggs

• 1 can applesauce (approx. 15 oz)

• ½ tsp cinnamon

• ¼ tsp nutmeg

• ¼ tsp cloves

• ¼ tsp ginger


Ingredients glaze:

• 1 cup powdered confectioners’ sugar

• ¼ cup orange juice

• ¼ cup butter



Mix all ingredients (do not prepare cake mix according to box instructions).

Bake for 30 to 35 min in 350° oven.


Drizzle glaze over warm cake.

One Thought on “Sunday Dinner: Grandmother’s Applesauce Cake

  1. It sounds wonderful Connie!

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