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Apple-Spice Angel Food Cake

I dressed up an angel food cake mix with some nuts, spice and applesauce to make an easy and light dessert. I serve it with a dollop of whipped topping mixed with a half cup of sour cream. —Joan Buehnerkemper, Teutopolis, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • Reduced-fat whipped topping and/or apple slices, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine cake mix and water. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Fold in the applesauce, pecans and pie spice.
  • Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Garnish with whipped topping and/or apple slices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 136 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • anume
    Feb 12, 2021

    I found this recipe several years ago from a Taste of Home magazine. I made for a work goodbye lunch and everyone loved it. Then I couldn’t find the recipe again. Now that I found this I will be making again very soon. Thanks for the greatest recipe every. Doreen

  • sdipiazza
    Jan 23, 2021

    This is one of the best tasting cakes I've ever made...BUT...when I inverted the angel food cake pan to let it cool, the removable part of the pan was sinking fast and in 5 min the cake had started collapsing. I turned it right side up and was able to save most of the cake. The taste is incredible..but I would highly recommend baking in in 2 loaf pans as noted on the cake mix package.

  • Beachsidelcb
    Dec 30, 2020

    So nice to see a recipe from a Teutopolis cook. Having grown up there I know you are representing a whole town full of great cooks and bakers. Leeanne(Weber) Bolton

  • sands351
    Mar 1, 2015

    Awesome cake. Hubby an I both have a sweet tooth and since this is healthy, I won't feel guilty fixing it. Thanks for the recipe.

  • vivnie
    Nov 22, 2014

    Yummy! Served with whipped cream, but when that was gone tried it with vanilla ice cream and hot caramel sauce. Wonderful, if not quite as healthy.

  • mammy4423
    Oct 14, 2014

    Our family and friends love this cake. So easy to make too.

  • turnergettings
    Oct 5, 2014

    This is absolutely delicious!!! I used my homemade applesauce, awesome, awesome!!

  • KathyMAngeley
    Oct 2, 2014

    Quick and easy to make, turned out really good. Will be making this again.

  • kyrajo
    Sep 25, 2014

    Turned out pretty good. Didn't raise as high as I thought it should. Second time I made it, I used "store brand" cake mix and it did not rise at all.

  • acarbaugh
    Sep 25, 2014

    My husband and I ate this cake up all by was absolutely delicious!