Applesauce Coffee Cake

Happy September Everyone!!

Fall is now 15 DAYS AWAY!!! I love all seasonal changes, but Fall is one of my favorites! I can’t wait for pumpkin and apple picking!

I grew up on Aunt Jemima Coffee Cake! They no longer make this coffee cake in a bag, but it was a childhood favorite and family tradition! Nothing was more exciting than when your mom let you squeeze the bag! Who else knows what I am even talking about?! 😉 These are the kind of memories that fed into my love for baking!

Apple Sauce Coffee Cake

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Medium
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  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup ricotta (sour cream works too)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
  • 1 cup milk

  • Crumb Topping
  • 5 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
    2. Make the crumb topping. Use a fork to mix together the melted butter, sugars, flour, and cinnamon. Set aside.
    3. Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, add in the butter and ricotta. Beat in the sugars.
    5. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and apple sauce
    6. Add dry mixture + milk in 3 portions, alternating. Add in 1/3 of the dry mixture, 1/3 cup of milk. Repeat 2 times.
    7. Prep a 9×9 baking dish. Spray with a cooking oil and lightly dust with flour.
    8. Spoon the batter into the pan. Sprinkle the top with the crumb topping.
    9. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until topping is golden. Use a tooth pick to test the coffee cake, once done no dough should stick to the toothpick!

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