Some cake to go with our tea today...
Yesterday was Applesauce Cake Day, so I thought it would be a nice treat for Tea for Tuesday to have some applesauce coffee cake. Quick and simple, easy and delicious. So wonderfully soft and moist!
SPH Gluten Free Applesauce Spice Coffee Cake
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix (reserve 1/2 cup on the side)
1/2 cup butter + another 1/4 cup, both melted
1 tablespoon homemade vanilla
1 cup applesauce (use whatever you have in the house - sweetened, unsweetened, mixed with other fruits, etc.)
1 teaspoon apple or pumpkin pie spice (I used pumpkin)
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add cake mix to mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, butter, vanilla and applesauce until batter is smooth. In a separate bowl, combine reserved cake mix, 1/4 cup melted butter, and spices. Mixture will be somewhat thin. Pour cake batter into a greased 9" square baking pan. Drizzle on the spice mixture and swirl into cake batter with a knife. Bake for about 40 minutes, or til tester comes out clean. Allow to cool, then cut into squares and serve.
This is delicious as is, or would be wonderful with a little whipped cream on top. Make and take for a Sunday brunch, surprise your kids some cool morning, or have it for dessert one evening with the neighbors. It's sure to be a favorite in your house!