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2 Ingredient Apple Cake (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)

This easy apple cake needs only two ingredients. It doesn’t need any flour, eggs, butter or oil. The cake can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, snack or dessert. It takes less than five minutes to prepare and stores well.
an apple cake on a serving plate.

This apple oatmeal cake is soft and full of apple flavor. And it is so easy to make. You just mix together the two ingredients and then bake it in a cake pan. It’s a fun way to eat oats and is healthy enough that you can even have it for breakfast.


  • Applesauce
  • Rolled Oats

Applesauce: This cake is made with sweetened applesauce. You can also use unsweetened, but if you do, I recommend you add sugar or a sugar substitute to sweeten the cake because the cake will not be sweet enough with unsweetened applesauce. If you need a substitute for applesauce, you can also make this cake with bananas.

Rolled Oats: This recipe uses rolled oats, also known as old-fashioned oats.

How to Make Apple Cake

Combine the applesauce and oats into a large mixing bowl. Stir until evenly mixed and oats are fully coated in applesauce. Pour mixture into your prepared cake pan and bake.
a slice of cake on a plate.


  • Make sure to use a solid one-piece cake pan that doesn’t have a removable bottom. If you use a springform pan or similar pan with a removable bottom, the applesauce liquid will leak through.
  • To make the cake low sugar, you can use unsweetened applesauce and add a sugar-free sweetener.
  • For texture, you can add fresh apple pieces (I recommend 1/4 inch cubes).

a fork on a plate with cake.

More Apple Recipes

2 Ingredient Apple Cake

Servings: 8 slices
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
This soft apple cake is just 2 ingredients. It takes five minutes to prepare and stores well.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 1/2 cups (382 g) sweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups (180 g) rolled oats


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease the interior of 6 inch round one-piece cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. Do not use a springform pan or a pan with a removable bottom because the applesauce will leak through.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add applesauce and oats. Stir until ingredients are evenly combined and the oats are fully coated with applesauce.
  • Pour batter into cake pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until done. When done, the surface of the cake should look dry and the edges should be browned. Remove cake from the cake pan and let it cool before slicing. Any leftover cake should be stored in the fridge.


  • If desired, you can add fresh apple slices on top of the cake for decoration. Press them on top before baking. If you do use fresh apple topping on top, the cake will take a little longer to bake because of the added moisture from the apple slices. I needed another 5-10 minutes when I baked the cake with the apple slices on top.
  • This cake is lightly sweetened if you use sweetened applesauce. I think it is sweet enough but if you prefer sweeter, you can add sugar or a sugar free sweetener to the batter before baking (2-4 tbsp). How much to add really is up to personal preference. You can taste and adjust as needed.
  • This cake can also be made with unsweetened applesauce but you should add a sweetener if you are using unsweetened.
  • I used this 6 inch cake pan.*
  • *This product link is an affiliate link. This means I earn a commission from qualifying purchases.


Serving: 1slice, Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0.3g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, NET CARBS: 22

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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18 comments on “2 Ingredient Apple Cake (No Flour, Eggs, Butter or Oil)”

  1. What can i substitute for a 6in cake pan

  2. Thank you for this recipe! Quick and so simple! I’ve added 3 tbsp of concentrated date juice to the mix (instead of sugar) and I’m also going to sprinkle a little dried thyme to the tip once it’s baked. Can’t wait! ?

  3. Omg. Just 2- ingredients??
    This I gotta try.

  4. Can I use quick oats?

  5. This apple oat cake is so good!!

  6. Love the recipes

  7. Could you make this in an fryer or instant pot?

    • It will probably work in the air fryer. I think if you made it in the instant pot it would make the cake too wet and gummy.

  8. Hi! Looking forward to do this recipe. May I add some protein or collagen powder? Don’t know how would that affect the texture. Just thinking on a nutritional boost for a breakfast alternative.

    Thanks! Love your recipes!

    • We’re glad you like the recipes! For this cake, we haven’t tried adding protein powder – if you do, let us know how it works!

  9. This is an Excellent recipe. You can put different fruits in this recipe and they work ! Delishious and easy enough to make. Love it, you Will too ?