Happy New Year! Did you have a good New Year’s Eve and Day? We were absolute homebodies. We stayed home all day both days and while it was rainy and yucky outside decided to have a Downton Abbey marathon. It was absolutely heaven.
I made this apple breakfast cake for new year’s day morning and I have to tell you, my family is a bit obsessed with it.
I had been testing a new breakfast cake recipe and then decided to make one that I knew Mama would be able to eat easily.
She has to be careful with eating eggs and I like to make recipes that the whole family can enjoy, especially for special occasions.
Instead of using eggs, I amped up the apple flavor and the moist texture of this breakfast cake with applesauce.
Did you know you can substitute applesauce in many baked goods without losing a soft crumb?
It works well in pancakes, muffins, waffles, and also in cookies.
It really shines in this recipe, too!
This recipe is so simple to whip together.
You mix it all together with a spoon in one big bowl.
It’s nice not to have to worry about turning on a mixer early in the morning so that you can let other folks in the house sleep in a bit on a holiday or weekend.
The smell of it baking is sure to wake them up though. It made my entire house smell so warm and delicious that it was hard to wait on it to finish baking!
Here’s the recipe to my Apple Breakfast Cake. I added a streusel topping for even more flavor, but this cake is amazing without it. It gets gobbled up quickly either way, I promise.
Apple Breakfast Cake Recipe
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 apples, peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 1 cup milk
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- Streusel Topping
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup oats
- 4 tablespoons butter, diced
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Add all dry ingredients through brown sugar to a large bowl. Whisk together until well-combined. Add in diced apples, applesauce, milk, and melted butter. Stir until well-combined. Pour batter into prepared 9×13 baking dish.
- In a small dish, combine all of the ingredients for streusel topping, mixing together with a pastry blender, a fork or even with your fingers. Add to the top of the apple breakfast cake batter.
- Bake cake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. You can follow my tips for how to tell when your cake is done. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before serving.
- Cover cake slices tightly with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.