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Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake Recipe

Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings per Recipe: 15

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 400 -
Calories from Fat 180 -
Total Fat 20g 31% DV
Saturated Fat 12g 60% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 60mg 20% DV
Sodium 240mg 10% DV
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17% DV
Dietary Fiber 1g <% DV
Sugars 35g -
Protein 5g -
Vitamin A - 8% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 8% DV
Iron - 4% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • EASY GLAZE (recipe follows) or powdered sugar


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

2. 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.

3. 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. 12 to 15 servings.

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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  • 5 stars


    Very simple to make. The only change I made was to roughly mash about 2/3 of a can of Luck's cinnamon fried apples (yielded about 3/4 cup) and use that plus about 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce rather than the 3/4 cup applesauce the receipe called for because I wanted apple bits in the cake. I baked it in a bundt pan for 45 minutes, but I started to check it at 40 minutes.

  • 5 stars


    This is the best coffee cake I have ever had; home made or bought at a bakery or store.My mother keeps asking me to make her another!!! This is definitely a keeper!! Thanks Hersey's :))

  • 4 stars


    The first time I made this coffee cake, I used the standard baking sheet that the recipe suggested: a 13x9x2 inch baking sheet. It turned okay, but it did not have a dense, moist center. In fact, it was very thin and slightly crispy. I decided to try the recipe for a second time, but instead of using the baking sheet again I used a bundt pan and the result was fabulous! My family had at least 3 pieces each and it was gone before the night was over. So my advice to others is do NOT use the baking sheet; use a deeper, shorter item, such as a bundt pan or a bread pan, if you want the soft, moist texture as shown in the picture. It really did taste good with the bundt pan!

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