Apple Cider Applesauce Coffee Cake For Fiesta Friday #42
I am re posting this recipe, I make it every year when apples hit the market. It is hands down my favorite apple cake. I know there are a million recipes out there for apple desserts, well my friends here is one more. I found this recipe years ago in Martha Stewart Living. The cakes is so moist and beautifully spiced, the crumble topping kind of melts into the cake as it bakes.
I decided that I would bring this delicious apple cake to Fiesta Friday #42, Angie@The Novice Gardener has outdone herself this week not only is she hosting this party but she brought the most beautiful, mind blowing dessert ever. The co hosts this week are Tracy @Scratch It and Stephanie @The Cozy Cook.
APPLE CIDER APPLESAUCE
1 pound juicy apples (Macintosh work very well) peeled. cored and cut into quarters
1/4 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon sugar, you can use white, turbinado or brown your choice
pinch of salt
Clean, peel, core and quarter the apples. Add to a medium saucepan. Add the cider, sugar and salt and boil until apples are soft. Remove from heat and mash (I used a potato masher) keep some small chunks of apples. Set aside to cool.
THE CRUMBLE TOPPING AND CAKE
The Crumble Topping
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup toasted pecans chopped (If you have a nut allergy the nuts can be omitted)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves (Optional, I didn’t use, really don’t like cloves)
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons 1 stick unsalted butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
4 large eggs at room temperature
1 1/2 cup apple cider applesauce
2 small juicy apples (Macintosh work very well) peeled and sliced
1/2 cup toasted pecans chopped OPTIONAL
Make your crumble topping. In small bowl combine the butter, sugar, oats,flour, cinnamon, salt and pecans mix with fork or by hand to combine. Set aside.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat your tube pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil. (I recommend using a non stick pan) Sift flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Cream butter and white and brown sugar in your electric mixer until smooth about 3 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time make sure egg is incorporated before you add another one. With mixer on low add the applesauce and then the flour mixture. Mix just until combined. Add the optional chopped pecans and fold in.
Pour batter into oiled pan. Place apple slices on top of cake tucking some into the batter,sprinkle on the crumble topping. Bake for 60-70 minutes check by inserting cake tester (I used a bamboo skewer) near the middle of the cake and it should come out clean. Remove from oven and let cake cool in pan on wire rack.
Remove from pan and if you do not serve immediately wrap in plastic wrap and store at room temperature until ready to serve. NOTE: if you make in a bundt pan like I did it could take some coaxing to get it out of the pan when cooled. It could be easier to remove from a tube pan because it does not have all the grooves that a bundt pan does.
sounds amazing. Apple season has just ended here in Australia which means I’ll have to stow this recipe away until next year.
Thank you, we have loads of wonderful apples everywhere now. Love apple season!
Yum!! Oh I LOVE apple season! And there have been so many delicious apple recipes at Fiesta Friday this week; this one certainly included! I love that crumble topping and it looks so wonderfully moist! Happy FF!
Thanks so much Tracy and thank you for co hosting, tis the season to cook or bake with apples. YUM!
Ummm i think i can smell this cake baking. Sounds fabulous. I love apples too.
Wishing you sunshine. Hugs.
And lots of sunshine to you too my sweet, thank you!
This sounds like it should be really, really moist. Nothing else needed. Shame I’m making pear, apple, dried fig and sultana mini-pies this weekend. Otherwise I’d try something similar. Oh, you must’ve heard of mostarda. And, if so, do you have any recipes?
Thanks Johnny, yum to the mini pies Sound wonderful. Yes, I have two recipes saved but I haven’t made them. One is Cranberry Orange Mostarda and the other Dried Apricot and Cherry Mostarda. Both sound good and I have been meaning to try. If you want I can email the recipes to you.
If you can then the cranberry and orange sounds great. But, there’s no rush as cranberries aren’t in the shops yet. Hmm, maybe I could use really nice dried cranberries I can buy locally. Just curious about them as I’m really into condiments right now. Thanks!
Sure will send to you. I was thinking it would be good for Thanksgiving. I buy extra packs of fresh cranberries and freeze . I love crNberries
I don’t know, I think it would be best with fresh cranberries and would be worth the wait, The other recipe I have uses dried cherries and apricots. Maybe it would work, don’t know with dried cranberries. I sent you the recipe by email.
This is a beautiful cake! It looks so moist and perfect for the holidays!
Thanks so much Julie.
I don’t have an absolute favorite apple cake- such a shame, right? I am going to have to try yours!! Questions: Have you ever used some whole wheat flour in the cake? AND what is apple cider applesauce & where can I find it?!?!?! Thanks 🙂
I am sure you could sub some whole wheat flour in with the AP flour, I am not sure what the ratio would be maybe 1/2 cup whole wheat and 3/4 cup AP flour. You probably know better than I. The apple cider applesauce recipe is here with the cake and crumble, all you do is make applesauce with cider rather than boiling apples with water. More intense flavor. Thanks so much it is a wonderful cake.
I have made a Martha Stewart Apple Layer Cake with homemade applesauce in it- I should compare recipes… maybe similar! Thanks for the help too 🙂
Yes I have made the same cake. It’s wonderful, If it’s the same one it had a brown sugar swiss meringue frosting. So delicious.
Oh wow, this looks fantastic, Suzanne! Apple cake is one of my favorite treats. I might make this in the next couple of weeks! Pinning right now.
Thanks Susan, it’s a fantastic cake. So moist and flavorful.
What a beautiful cake, I don’t think I’ve ever seen apple cider applesauce before though? I’ll bet the aroma when baking was wonderful!
Oh it’s fantastic Loretta, such a great aroma. Apple cider applesauce is simply homemade applesauce using cider instead of water. Thanks so much.
I need this cake in my life! Yummy!
LOL, thank you so much.
Mmmmm looks absolutely scrumptious, Suzanne! Looks super moist and just perfect for the holidays. Bookmarked 🙂
Thank you so much, it’s a staple here on the holidays.
I still have so many apples to use up, so this recipe is very appealing to me. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Hilda, I always over buy, can’t help myself. I love apples and always need to have them around.
What a beautiful looking cake Suzanne, love all the spices you used, I can see why this is a favorite.
Thanks Cheri, yes it’s such a delicious cake, we all love it.
Oh how tasty this looks…a perfect use for fresh apples and Macintosh are our favorite!
Macintosh are great for making apple sauce since they break down so well. Love them too, thanks so much.
That looks amazing…especially love the crumble sinking into the cake 😊
Thanks Laila, yes thats the best part. It helps make the cake extra flavorful and moist.
Susan, your cake looks so good and delicious 🙂
Thank you so much.
Oh my… that looks incredible Suzanne! So moist and beautiful how the topping is embedded into the cake – I’ve not seen anything like it before!
It’s so good Margot, the first time I made it I thought maybe I did something wrong because I though a crumble topping is just that on the top. But it turns out the same way every time I make it so I understand thats the way it’s supposed to be. It really does make it extra good. Thank you.
WOW! I love Apple cake but this isn’t just any Apple cake! It looks amazing! Thank god this is an online party because otherwise this cake wouldn’t be there anymore *blink blink*
Lol, thanks so much Sarah. Yes I gain no extra pounds from the online party.
Haha that’s a positive thing 😀
Your cake looks so moist and delicious with so much apple goodness! Cheers! J+C
Thank you so much.
Wow this cake looks heavenly… never tried apple cider sauce in cakes sounds interesting to me. .. thanx for sharing this wonderful recipe Suzanne… will have to haunt for apple cider applesauce now…happy FF
Thanks Chitra, I make lots of that applesauce when it’s apple season, it’s not just good in this cake. I love to eat it solo.
Wow! This cake looks fantastic! I can see how much effort you put to prepare it! I love how moist it is!
Have a great day 🙂
Thank you so much. It’s so worth the effort.
This is an awsome cake Suzanne. I love how the crumble sinks into it and the super moist texture. My kind of dessert, I would have it with a dollop of whipped cream, yum!
Yes whipped cream, definitely, creme fraiche is also delicious with it, Thanks Viviana.
It looks delicious and super moist Suzanne! I love the crumble topping on coffee cakes!
It was 22 degrees here this morning and has warmed to 33 so far! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
Thanks the cake is super moist, the applesauce really does the trick I think. 22 egad, thats cold. It’s not warm here by any stretch but warmer than where you are. We reached 42 today. Have a great weekend.
Gorgeous looking coffee cake!! Love how moist and delicious it looks.. 🙂
Thank you so much. It’s my favorite apple cake.
Looks yum:-) I have a doubt Suzanne, heard aplesauce and apple cider vinegar can be used as a substitute for eggs. Does eggs with applesauce makes this cake super moist?
The eggs don’t add much in the way of moisture but the applesauce does. The eggs help it to rise and add richness. It really is so moist and delicious. I would be very interested to hear if the eggs can be substituted or left out altogether and whether vinegar would do the trick. Thanks so much.
Thanks for info dear:-)
That cake looks amazingly moist Suzanne! Love the idea of the crumble layer! I lvoe collecting apple recipes, since every august I have more apples on hand than I can handle 🙂 this one looks just awesome!
It is really awesome. so delicious. It’s so moist and flavorful. Thanks so much.
What a lovely looking cake, all squidgy and fruity and just up my street! I have an applesauce cake recipe but yours has so many more delicious flavours and additions that it must be ten times better 🙂
Lol, I love that word, squidgy oh yes I’ll have to use it all the time. It’s perfect. Thank you so much. It is my absolute favorite cake recipe. There is one other one and I’ll have to make that also, so so good. A apple layer cake.
My family loves applesauce as I can about a bushel or two of it every year. This is the second recipe I have seen using apple cider which I have never used. I definitely need to try this – thanks 🙂
I do too, applesauce is so good and making with cider makes it even more delicious. Thank you so much,
It looks fantastic, Suzanne! Do we want to talk about how moist this cake looks? It doesn’t need any comment. It speaks for itself! 🙂
Thanks Francesca, it is a very moist cake. Hope you and Stefano, the Queen and Sophia are all well.
Oh my, that sounds amazing!!!
Thank you, it’s a wonderful cake!
(PS I’m glad I’m not the only person that leaves cloves out!!)
Lol, yes cloves make me gag. Ugh!!! Don’t have don’t want.
Ahhh! I have to make this cake! I don’t’ bake very much, but this is on my list for the upcoming entertaining season! Goregeous post, Suzanne! 😀
It’s a great cake, really I hope you like it if you make. It’s been made every year for a long time. Thank you.
Sounds perfect with a cup of tea…or a glass of wine and a piece of cheese.
Thanks Stacey, it’s really good with any of the above.
Beautiful and delicious all rolled into one…looks fabulous, Suzanne!
Thanks so much Nancy!
wow this looks incredible!!! it’s like autumn in cake form! love it!
Thanks so much Michelle!
I’m a big fan of apple cider–your cake looks so good and moist!
Thanks Nancy, it’s very moist and tastes like Fall.
Suzanne– it’s like an apple crisp in a cake!! –great recipe– I think the really super recipes should be posted now and again because new people are reading and it may have gotten lost back there in the archives! thanks.
Thanks Rhonda, this cake was one I posted very early on when I started the blog so not too many saw it. It’s such a wonderful cake. thank you so much.
It does look great– I love the streusel-ly part on top!!
oh my goodness! Tummy grumbling–that looks so crazy good. What a great re-post.
Thanks so much Liz.
This looks beautiful! I’ll be trying it for sure, and I’m always glad to have a use for my under utilized bundt cake pan! The gooey part – I can almost taste it!
Thank you, my bundt pan collects dust too, I take it out this time of year just for this cake. It’s really good. Thanks again.
Mine is stowed away in a top cupboard – out of site, out of mind, I guess. When I saw your recipe, of course, I thought of how beautiful bundt cakes are, and how delicious without frosting!
I have a cupboard dedicated solely to baking pans and the like. My bundt is in their kind of buried in the back with other things I don’t use often, I do love making bundts they are so pretty. I even have mini bundt molds, love the little bitty ones too.
This is just my kind of cake. Beautiful brown glaze and topped with nuts and no icing. And to eat it right out of the oven. Mmmmmmm………
Thank you, it’s a cake that needs no adornment.
Oh so good – I love a simple coffee cake but this take the cake ;-)!
Thank you, I love coffee cake, nuts fruit and spice make this so good.
This is beautiful, Suz. Looks so delicious! I’m a huge fan of baking with both apple cider and apples!! Love your pan, too!
Thanks Em love this cake.
Such a fabulous cake Suzanne! Decandent !
Thanks Sonal, apple cake is wonderful, so moist and the warm spices make it so delicious.
I love apple cakes 🙂
This looks delicious. The perfect winter treat.
Thank you so much Emma.
How did I miss this one first time around? I’m drowning in apples here and have resorted to making purée so I definitely want to give this one a go…
I can almost with certainty guarantee you would love this cake. It’s wonderful. Thanks so much.
Thanks so much Michelle!
We are having a friends Thanksgiving this weekend, looks like I know what’s for dessert!
I serve it also on Thanksgiving but in the morning with coffee. So good! Thank you.
First, its mouth watering name, then its moist presence, this is a very inviting cake! 😛
Thanks so much.
Wow, Suzanne, I remember you posting this last year and me making a note to make it and attempt to veganize it, and life just always gets in the way. I really need to make an effort, because it looks sensational and apples are my favorite fruit and my hubby loves, loves, LOVES anything with baked apple! It’s just beautiful
It’s a wonderful cake Brandi and I would love to see how you would veganize it. Coconut oil instead of butter, egg replacement it might be pretty easy. Thanks so much.
This is exactly my taste! I will have to try it:)
It’s wonderful hope you try and like.
I made it & loved it so much! It was just something special for me!.
Fabulous! Xxx Thanks again!.😉
Really, thank you so much. So glad you like it. You’re the best.