Applesauce Streusel Cake is a recipe I adapted from A Texas Hill Country Cookbook. It's a good recipe, but if you have problems with it, don’t blame the book because I made about 10 changes.
Easy Applesauce Streusel Coffee Cake
1 ⅔ cups cake flour or 1 ½ cups all purpose
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup melted butter
¾ cup applesauce
¼ cup sour cream**
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
¼ cup cake or all purpose flour
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Dash fresh nutmeg (⅛ tsp)
4 tablespoons cold butter
¼ cup chopped pecans (don’t need to toast)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch round springform pan or an 8 inch square metal pan with flour-added cooking spray.
In a medium mixing bowl, thoroughly stir together flour, soda, cinnamon, allspice and brown sugar; set aside.
In a large bowl, mix melted butter, applesauce, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and stir until mixed. Pour into pan.
Make streusel. In a mixing bowl or food processor, mix together all dry ingredients then cut in butter. Sprinkle over top of cake. Sprinkle nuts over top of streusel. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown around edges.
Cool slightly. Remove sides of pan and cut into triangles.
** Can omit and use 1 cup applesauce