Sourdough Applesauce Cake

12 servings


10 minutes

active time

50 minutes

total time


125 g Sourdough Starter ((or sourdough starter discard))

250 g All Purpose Flour

180 g Brown Sugar

1 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Baking Soda

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp Nutmeg

1/2 tsp Ginger

1/4 tsp Salt

1 Egg

50 g Olive Oil

100 g Greek Yogurt

250 g Unsweetened Applesauce

5 g Vanilla Extract ((1 tsp))

240 g Greek Yogurt

5 g Vanilla Extract ((1 tsp))

100 g Powdered Sugar ((icing sugar))


Preheat oven to 170C (338F). Grease a cake pan with butter and set aside. I've used a square pan 10" x 10" or 22.5cm x 22.5cm.

In a large mixing bowl add all of the dry ingredients - all purpose flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Mix together until well combined.

In the centre of the dry ingredients, create a well and add all of the wet ingredients to it - sourdough starter, egg, olive oil, Greek yogurt, applesauce and vanilla.

Stir the wet ingredients together in the well and then combine with the dry ingredients to form a batter.

Pour the cake batter into the greased cake pan.

Bake for 40 minutes at 170C (338F). You can check the cake is done by inserting a skewer in the centre. If it comes out clean, you can remove it from the oven. It's ok if it needs a few more minutes to cook through.

Allow the cake to cool in the pan.

Frost with vanilla yogurt glaze or dust with powdered sugar to serve.

Vanilla Yogurt Glaze

Combine Greek yogurt, vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Whisk together until glossy. Pour over the cooled cake.


No need for icing


Serving Size



247 kcal

Total Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Unsaturated Fat

4 g

Trans Fat

0.003 g


15 mg


196 mg

Total Carbohydrate

45 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

26 g


6 g

12 servings


10 minutes

active time

50 minutes

total time
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