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Applesauce Cake Roll



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain applesauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • Confectioners' sugar as needed


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  1. Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves.
  2. Beat eggs until thick and foamy.
  3. Add sugar, beating well.
  4. Fold in applesauce and nuts; then dry ingredients.
  5. Bake in a greased jellyroll pan lined with wax paper.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  7. Put confectioners' sugar on a tea towel and dump cake. Peel off wax paper and roll up in towel. Let sit until cold.
  8. Unroll and spread with filling. Remove towel and roll.
  9. Roll in confectioners' sugar before slicing.
  10. Filling: Beat all ingredients. Spread evenly over cake. Re-roll.

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