Slow Cooker Applesauce Spice Cake
5 from 1 vote

Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe

If you like simple old-fashioned scratch cakes, I think you'll enjoy the flavor and texture of this easy slow cooker applesauce spice cake.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 271
Author: Peter | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • Grease 6-inch springform pan and then line with parchment paper. Add about 2 cups (1/2 inch deep) water to slow cooker and place aluminum foil rack in bottom of crock.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, applesauce, egg, vanilla and salt until smooth and lump-free. Slowly whisk in melted butter until well mixed.
  • Stir flour mixture into moist applesauce mixture, just until incorporated.
  • Pour batter into prepared springform pan and smooth top with spatula. Lightly tap filled cake pan on counter to eliminate any air pockets.
  • Set cake pan on aluminum rack in slow cooker, cover and cook on LOW 3 to 4 hours, until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  • Remove pan from crock and cool completely on wire rack, about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Run small knife around edge of cake to loosen from pan, then remove pan from cake. Remove cake pan bottom and toss out parchment paper.
  • Transfer cake to serving dish and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar, slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *7
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *12
Nutrition Facts
Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Spice Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Carbohydrates 37.1g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert