How do I add applesauce to a cake recipe?

This is a very wet gingerbread batter.
Should I substitute the applesauce for (some portion of) the eggs, butter, molasses, or beer? Does it matter?

  • Posted by: Sophie
  • November 4, 2014


hardlikearmour November 4, 2014
I'd probably start by replacing the beer with applesauce -- depending on how wet the batter is it could work as a 1:1 replacement, but you may need to add extra liquid if it's too dry. You can replace melted butter with applesauce as well, but I think you'll have less textural change by replacing the beer. If you go with the fat replacement, start by only substituting half (or less) with the applesauce.
JULI November 4, 2014
Applesauce can be substituted for OIL in a recipe, not for eggs, molasses, buter, or beer
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