April 30, 2024

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!

Applesauce Coffee Cakes

Applesauce Coffee Cakes

Serving 12-24 coffee cakes


  • 1 box Better Batter 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 cup margarine, butter, or shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup Better Batter 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 streusel.

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

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