Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gluten Free Applesauce Spice Coffee Cake Recipe

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)
3 eggs
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!



Little Susie Home Maker said...

Yummy! I love applesauce cake! Gluten-free recipe is nice to have.
Thank you. Blessings.. Susie

Jill said...

Tasty looking cakes!

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Hope you have a fabulous week!
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