Applesauce Coffee Cakes

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Categories: Quick Breads and Muffins, Yellow Cake Breakfast

Applesauce Coffee Cakes

Here is a great, easy Apple Coffee Cake recipe for days when you don’t want to measure, or when you find out company is coming, and there’s no snacks to be found. Using only a few ingredients to put together quickly, this recipe is easy enough for little hands to help, and convenient for hungry college students, with limited pantry space. Best of all, it can be made allergy free! Our recipe is for 12 mega muffin cups or 24 regular cups

1 box Better Batter Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix
2 cups applesauce (we love to use homemade or commercial chunky cinnamon sauce, but you may use any kind)
1/8 tsp of apple or pumpkin pie spice (optional)

1/2 c margarine, butter, or shortening
1 c brown sugar
1 c Better Batter Gluten Free Flour

water to moisten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 mega muffin cups or 24 regular cupcake tins

Combine cake mix and applesauce (and optional spice) together in a mixing bowl, stirring until mixture resembles pudding. Beat on medium speed for about 2 minutes, or until smooth. Meanwhile mix together streusal ingredients, until mixture forms large crumbs when pressed together. Moisten hands, if mixture is too dry, to add a touch of moisture, when squeezing. Mixture should clump together with light pressure, but still crumble when pressed harder.

Divide batter evenly into prepared cups – you should fill each cup half full.  Top evenly with streusal.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden on the top.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before lifting out onto rack. Serve warm or cold.


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  1. lfitch 15. Oct, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    I didn’t have any applesauce this weekend, so I subbed 14.5 oz pumpkin puree and added pumpkin pie spice. I didn’t even make the Streusel because we were out of town and I didn’t pack any BBGFF…

    The muffins were amazing!! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. madalynn
    madalynn 20. Oct, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I just made this and it’s GOOD, however the top is sticky like its too sweet. Was I suppose to mix the cake mix then add the applesauce?

    • Naomi
      Naomi 21. Oct, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

      did you put the streusal on top? I found that it was a bit sticky from absorbing moisture from the air without the streusal.

  3. madalynn
    madalynn 27. Oct, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

    No I didn’t want the streusel.

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