Applesauce Walnut Cake

applesauce cake recipeThis applesauce cake recipe is a tasty winner without being overly sweet. I remember my grandmother serving applesauce cake when we would visit.

Cook Time: 2 1/2 Hours

Serves 6

Dry ingredients

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of allspice
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients

1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 almond milk (buttermilk, milk, etc.)
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg

1/2  cup walnuts, chopped

Top with:

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Crème fraîche for serving

Grease the bottom and sides of the roaster with butter.

In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix wet ingredients. Then combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until fluffy. Stir in the walnuts. Spread the batter evenly in the roaster. Cover and cook for 2 1/2 hours.

Remove roster from the Sunflair®. PLace a a rack and remove lid to cool for 30 minutes before removing. Run a knife around the sides and lift out with a spatula. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and add a dollop of crème fraîche.

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Beer Chicken Wings

Beer Chicken Wings RecipeCook time: 1 1/2 – 2 hrs
This awesome beer chicken wings recipe is perfect for parties or tailgating.


5 to 10 wings or drumsticks (to fill 3/4 of collapsible pot)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
2 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1/4 cup beer

*Double ingredients for large roaster

Arrange chicken in bowl. Mix the other ingredients together, drizzle over chicken, cover with lid and cook until tender.

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Solar Oven Ribs

Southern Slow Cook Dry Rub
Cook time, 4-6hrs. 
Solar Oven RibsMouthwatering Solar Oven Ribs, cooked to perfection. This rub is great on everything from beef, chicken, lamb, pork, etc.

  • 1 tsp (5g) salt
  • 1 tsp (5g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5g) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5g) freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp (10g) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5g) cayenne pepper


Mix all ingredients in a separate bowl. Cut meat to fit in roaster. Rub the dry mix on the meat, cover and cook for 4-6hrs. Leave in longer if desired for extra tenderness.

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Cheese Carrot Rice Casserole

Cheese Carrot Rice Casserole screenshotGail from Arizona sent us this solar oven casserole recipe for one of her childhood favorites: Cheese Carrot Rice Casserole. Thank you, Gail!

2 cups cooked long-grain rice (cooled)
3 cups grated carrots
2 cups cheese (I like Colby or sharp Cheddar)
½ cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients and pour into greased pot. Cook for 4 -5 hours at 225 degrees.

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Corn on the Cob

corn on the cobHere’s how to make sweet, juicy corn on the cob in your solar oven. Enjoying this traditional summertime treat couldn’t be simpler.

Cook Time: 1 1/2 hrs.

Place unopened ears of corn with the silks and husks into pot and cover. Cook for 1 1/2 hrs.

If the corn doesn’t fit into the pot, cut the top end off.


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