Say buh-bye to dry coffee cake! This cinnamon cider variety is light and fluffy…perfect to pair with coffee or for an afternoon snack.
This cake is my go to recipe to bring for brunches or if we’re visiting relatives or friends. It’s easy to make and everyone gobbles it up…plus it’s super simple to make. I am more of a cook than a baker, so I need all of the easy recipes I can get.
Unlike normal store-bought coffee cake, this is light and fluffy. I find most ones you buy to be crumbly and dry. This is a cinnamon and apple cider variety, but you can easily add other fruit into the mix…or even pumpkin! Blueberry lemon would be ah-mazing.
Light and fluffy coffee cake --a total crowd pleaser and it can't be easier to make!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 3/4 cup apple cider
- 3.4 oz box vanilla pudding try Jell-O Simply Good!
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie spice
Preheat the oven to 350º. Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, add all cake ingredients. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix for 4-5 minutes, until Jell-O makes the mix fluffy.
Using a smaller bowl, combine swirl ingredients. Set aside.
Pour 1/2 of the cake batter in the bottom of the 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with half of the swirl ingredients. Repeat.
Bake 30 minutes, until golden brown.
Cut into 12 or 15 pieces. Store covered.
Adapted from Dash of Sanity
Warning: this coffee cake is addicting! I had to send it up to the school for the teachers or I would have polished it off. Pumpkin spice is found cheaply this time of year at Aldi, Trader Joe’s or at your local grocery store. You can leave it out if you can’t find it!
What’s your go-to simple baked good to make?
Angela Maciel says
Hey thanks for sharing… how you got that cool texture on top?
Dash Of Evans says
It’s just from the cinnamon/sugar mixture! Once it bakes, it gets the crunch!