Applesauce Coffee Cake

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   Moist spiced applesauce coffee cake, topped with a buttery streusel topping made with pecans. Perfect for brunch, or anytime snacking.

Applesauce Coffee Cake

  Coffee cake is one of my favorite brunch items.  There is just something about the combination of that and a strong piping hot cup of coffee.  Best part of coffee cake in my opinion?  That topping!! This Applesauce Coffee Cake has everything I love — moist spiced cake, and a delicious crunchy topping! Check out my cinnamon applesauce recipe too if you want to go fully from scratch…


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Applesauce Coffee Cake

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Applesauce Coffee Cake

For this Applesauce Coffee Cake, I used light Imperial Light Brown Sugar in both the cake and that dreamy crunchy topping! Imperial Sugar is always so generous with us for events like these! They shipped me a whole box of brown sugar and granulated sugar, plus a super cute apron and baking mat.



What DO I need to Make This Applesauce Coffee Cake?

  • Flour, Imperial Light Brown Sugar, Baking Soda and Baking Powder
  • Butter, Eggs, Vanilla, Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Applesauce
  • Pecans


Applesauce Coffee Cake

In a bowl, combine flour and brown sugar, cut in cold butter with a knife or a pastry blender.


Applesauce Coffee Cake

Remove 1/2 cup of this mixture and place in a smaller bowl.  Add to it, pecans and cinnamon, this is your topping.  Set aside.



Applesauce Coffee Cake

Add in remaining flour, baking powder and soda, eggs, applesauce, vanilla and cinnamon.



Applesauce Coffee Cake

Beat until well blended.  Pour the batter into a 9×9 baking dish and sprinkle with topping.  Bake for about 30 minutes.



Applesauce Coffee Cake

Take a deep breath in, fill your senses with the aroma of this delicious Applesauce Coffee Cake.  Pour Yourself a nice cup of coffee and slice yourself a piece and enjoy it while it’s warm.  You deserve it.



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Applesauce Coffee Cake

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Applesauce Coffee Cake

Moist spiced applesauce coffee cake, topped with a buttery streusel topping made with pecans. Perfect for brunch, or anytime snacking.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Uncategorized
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Applesauce Coffee Cake
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 1/2 cups flour divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick 1/2 cup salted butter, cold and cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl combine butter with brown sugar and 3/4 cup of the flour. Using a pastry blender until it becomes crumbly.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of mixture and place it in a small bowl. Add to it the chopped pecans and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon. mix to combine, this is your topping. Set aside.
  • Add to the remaining mixture, the rest of the flour, baking soda and powder, the rest of the cinnamon, eggs, vanilla and applesauce. Beat until smooth. Pour into prepared dish.
  • Sprinkle with topping.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Serve warm.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g





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