Applesauce Coffee Cake Recipe

This applesauce coffee cake recipe is as easy to make as it is to about quick and tasty!

Adding applesauce to the batter gives this snack cake a lightly sweet and subtly tangy flavor, while the buttermilk brings richness to this recipe that's hard to describe.

While this cake isn't as heavily spiced as many other apple cakes it's still full of fantastic flavor, but don't take my word for it, just try it for yourself!

If you like heartier cakes use a chunky applesauce and in you like a lighter, smoother cake use one that's finely pureed.

Whichever one you choose, you are going to love how moist and delicious it makes this coffee cake.

Enjoy a slice of this coffee cake for breakfast, on your coffee break or as an anytime snack.

Applesauce Coffee Cake

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    1 1/2 cups flour
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
    1/3 cup buttermilk
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1 large egg yolk
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    2 large egg whites


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Into a large bowl, sift and combine your flour, the baking soda, baking powder, salt and sugar.

In another bowl whisk your buttermilk, oil, egg yolk, and vanilla, applesauce and lemon zest until completely incorporated. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until moist and thick.

In another bowl beat your egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then fold it into your batter.

Pour the entire mixture into a lightly greased 9 inch pan (baking spray, oil, or shortening) and then prepare the topping.

Topping for Coffee Cake


    1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup golden brown sugar
    3 tablespoons softened unsalted butter
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, butter and cinnamon and mix until fully incorporated. Sprinkle the topping so that it covers the top of the entire cake batter.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until it tests for done with a toothpick. Serve warm or cooled.

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