The Food Network provides a good recipe for homemade applesauce cake that calls for applesauce, brown sugar, raisins, walnuts and flour. Another good recipe is Amish applesauce cake.
Make applesauce cake by creaming together 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter and 2 cups of brown sugar and then adding in 2 eggs and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk together 2 1/4 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg in another bowl, and add it to the butter mixture alternating with 2 cups of applesauce. Stir in 1/2 cup of raisins and 1 cup of chopped walnuts, and spoon the batter into a greased loaf pan. Bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 to 45 minutes.
To make Amish applesauce cake, beat together 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of butter, and gradually beat in 2 eggs, 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Mix in 1 1/2 cups of applesauce and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and fold in 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. Spoon the batter into a greased baking dish, and bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 35 minutes.