Applesauce Muffin Cake

My Applesauce Muffin Cake is a fantastic back to school breakfast or snack to make for the kids! They will love it!

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Applesauce, cinnamon, and muffins are always a winning combination! According to my tasters (myself included) this one is a winning combination, especially with just the right amount of my vanilla glaze on top!

You could easily put this together the night before and in the morning you’re set for a wonderful breakfast. The kids and husband will love it, and everyone’s happy! Such a nice way to start the day. :)

Or if you prefer, you can put a few slices in a container to take to work with you to share with your favorite co-workers. You will make their day!



Honestly, what makes this muffin cake so moist and wonderful is the applesauce. Like they say, if you want a great recipe start with great ingredients!

Trust me when I say, this has nothing to do with price! We’re talking about good, quality applesauce that you normally enjoy as is!


For this recipe, I started off with Taste of Home’s Applesauce Muffin Recipe. However, I wanted to make this even more special so I added a light crumble layer and a little vanilla glaze. A blogger has to play, right?


This applesauce muffin cake is amazingly delicious! The recipe I started with is delicious by itself, but after adding the light crumble layer and the vanilla glaze it just takes the muffin cake to a whole new level of wonderful!

If you don’t eat the entire muffin cake at one time that’s just fine, it will keep. However, I do strongly recommend that if you reheat the cake one slice at a time, reheat in the microwave as desired, then add the glaze.


Hope you enjoy!

Applesauce Muffin Cake

Ingredients:                                                                                         Applesauce Muffin Cake_2617

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 large egg, brought to room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup applesauce – this can be store bought or homemade applesauce

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


1/2 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2-3 tablespoon Vanilla natural bliss coffee creamer

*If you’re not using vanilla coffee creamer replace with equal amount of milk and add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9 or 10-inch pie plate, or round baking pan with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Stir in applesauce. Combine the flour, baking soda and spices; stir into creamed mixture.

3. Fill greased pan. Sprinkle on desired amount of topping, if desired. Bake in the center of the oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15-20 minutes, before adding glaze if desired.

4. In a small bowl, add the Vanilla flavored creamer 1/2 tablespoon at a time to the powdered sugar. Or you can use regular milk, and add vanilla extract as noted above. Whisk glaze ingredients until smooth and desired consistency for drizzle. Drizzle over warm muffin cake.

Makes 10-12 servings.

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