Applesauce-Spice Pound Cake with Raisin and Pecans

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Moist and flavorful cake recipe with raisins and pecans.


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups applesauce
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 ½ cups raisins, seedless
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)



Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer about 2 minutes or until soft and creamy.


Gradually add sugars, beating at medium speed 5 to 7 minutes.


Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until yellow disappears.


Combine applesauce and baking soda; set aside.


Combine 2¾ cups flour and spices; add to butter mixture alternately with applesauce mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture.


Mix a low speed just until blended after each addition.


Combine remaining ¼ flour, raisins, and pecans; fold into batter.


Pour batter into a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan.


Bake at 325℉ (160℃) for 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.


Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes; remove from pan, and let cool completely on a wire rack.


Dust with icing sugar or drizzle with frosting if desired.


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