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Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake


30 Min.
15 Min.
Skill Level:
1 cake

Nothing warms you up better than the sweet spice of cinnamon in a freshly baked treat! Pair this warm Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake recipe with a simple glaze topping for a delightful dessert or a memorable morning treat.  The secret to the deliciousness is the applesauce! HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Baking Chips add even more sweetness and flavor to this extra-moist Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake recipe. Give it a try for brunch or dessert.  Breakfast time is always better with some Hershey goodness! Make this Chocolate Chip Banana Bread recipe that has the perfect combination of sweet banana and melty chocolate.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
30 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup
  • 2-1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1-2/3 cups
  • 1 cup
    pecans chopped (optional)
  • Easy Glaze
  • 3/4 cup
    powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 Tbsps
    warm water

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
mixer mixer
mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
wire rack wire rack
rubber scraper rubber scraper

Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


12-cup fluted tube pan or 2-1/2 inch muffin cup pan can be used to make this recipe.


Beat butter and granulated sugar in large bowl on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mix in applesauce. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in cinnamon chips and pecans, if desired. Spread in prepared pan.


Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Drizzle with glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Easy Glaze: 

Stir together 3/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 to 2 tablespoons warm water.


Fluted Cake: Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan. Prepare batter as directed; pour into prepared pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in thickest part comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; invert onto wire rack. Cool completely.

Cupcakes: Paper-line 24 muffin cups (2-1/2-inches in diameter) Prepare batter as directed; spoon into prepared cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

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