Applesauce Rum-Raisin Cake

This cake has a lot of raisins soaked in rum. Try to soak your raisins overnight if possible or at least for a few hours.

Applesauce Rum-Raisin Cake


  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce


1 Place all the raisins in a small bowl with the rum and let sit overnight, if possible

2 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.

3 In a large bowl, cream the butter or margarine with the sugar. Beat in the eggs, then the applesauce.

4 In another bowl, stir together the flours, cornstarch, baking soda, spices, salt, and cocoa. Beat into the creamed ingredients. Stir in the raisins, along with any rum that was not absorbed, and the walnuts. Turn batter into the prepared pan.

5 Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cool on a rack. Makes about 12 servings.


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