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Cinnamon Chip Applesauce Coffee Cake


4 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
1 cake

Pair this warm, spiced cinnamon cake and a sweet glaze topping to make a delightful dessert. The HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Baking Chips add even more sweetness and warmth to this extra moist cake. The secret is the applesauce! Give it a try for brunch or dessert.

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
    HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips (10-oz. pkg.)
  • 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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