It's My 100th Post!! GF Applesauce Cake with Brown Sugar Oat Swirl
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  • 1 package Beyond the Grain Gluten Free White Cake Mix
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (1 for cake mix, and 1 for swirl mix)
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp softened butter
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add eggs, applesauce, buttermilk, vanilla, and 1 tsp of cinnamon. Use hand or stand mixer to combine well.
  3. Add in package of cake mix, and mix until well combined.
  4. In a small bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, and softened butter. Combine with a fork into course crumbs.
  5. Pour the cake batter into a well greased 8 x 8 pan.
  6. Sprinkle the brown sugar oat mixture over the top in an even layer.
  7. Use a butter knife to gently swirl it into the cake batter. You will still see most of the mixture on the top, but some will get pushed into the cake.
  8. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Mine took about 32 to be baked perfectly. Do not over bake, or you will have a dry cake.
  9. Cool on a wire rack. Enjoy warm, or once it has cooled completely.
Recipe by Gluten Free Jess at