Applesauce Marshmallow Coffee Cake

Applesauce marshmallow coffee cake is so good served as a dessert or for breakfast with your morning coffee. Seriously…this applesauce cake covered in warm marshmallows….it’s DELICIOUS! Plus, this is a simple dessert to toss together. It’s always a hit when we serve it.

Applesauce Marshmallow Coffee Cake Ingredients:

All-purpose flour

Granulated sugar

Baking soda

Baking powder


Ground cinnamon

Ground cloves


Butter, melted



Vanilla extract

Chopped nuts, Optional (Pecans or Walnuts)

Miniature marshmallows or enough to cover the top of the dish (you could use the large marshmallows, too)

Recipe Notes:

  • You can use any type of nuts that you like in this dessert. You can also leave them out.
  • I use miniature marshmallows, but you can easily use large marshmallows.
  • You can add more spice to this cake or leave out the ones you don’t enjoy.
  • This coffee cake is delicious served warm out of the oven with a cup of coffee.


Applesauce Marshmallow Coffee Cake

Applesauce Marshmallow Coffee Cake

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Applesauce Marshmallow Coffee Cake

Judy Yeager
This simple coffee cake is full of flavor. Soft marshmallows on top of an apple spice cake, you're gonna love it!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 stick butter or 4 tablespoons or 1/4 cup melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts Optional (Pecans or Walnuts)
  • 2 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows or enough to cover the top of the dish could use the large marshmallows, too


  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. Pour in melted butter and mix with a spoon. Add eggs, applesauce, and vanilla extract. Fold in nuts.
  • Spray a 9 x 9 baking dish with cooking spray. Add batter. Cover with marshmallows and press them into the batter. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
Keyword Apple Cake, coffee cake, marshmallow cake, dessert
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  1. Denise Pianka says:

    Could you double this recipe and bake in a 13×9 pan

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      I would think you could!

  2. Catherine Maxey says:

    This is a great recipe. Really reminds you of toasted marshmallows. Very easy.

  3. You are amazing! Love every recipe I have tried. This would be great for the brunch potluck at work next week.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      So glad you like the recipes Paula! Thank you for the kind comment.