Apple Coffee Cake


Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake
50 Min

Celebrate apple season with a homestyle Apple Coffee Cake that simply shouts comfort. Imagine taking this coffee cake warm out of the oven and serving it with a scoop of ice cream or enjoying it as a morning treat. No matter which way you choose to serve this coffee cake recipe, your whole gang will love it. Talk about the perfect autumn recipe!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, 1/4 cup butter, and the egg until well mixed and crumbly. Stir in apples, then spread batter into cake pan (mixture will be crumbly). 
  3. In a small bowl, combine Topping ingredients; mix well and sprinkle evenly over batter.
  4. Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm or allow to cool, then cover until ready to serve. 


  • Fresh apples are available year-round, but if you don't have any on hand you can always use canned apples. Just be sure to drain them well and cut them into 1/2-inch chunks. 
  • And if you're looking to prevent your apples from browning, we've got just the page!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 365
  • Calories from Fat 130
  • Total Fat 14g 22 %
  • Saturated Fat 6.1g 31 %
  • Trans Fat 0.4g 0 %
  • Protein 4.1g 8 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 46mg 15 %
  • Sodium 294mg 12 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 57g 19 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8 %
  • Sugars 37g 0 %

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Such an easy to make recipe. My family thought it was very tasty. I followed the directions as written would make it again. I used Keebler cookies.

This was so easy to make and very tasty. I will be making this again!

Simply delicious. As soon as we finished eating it, my husband wanted to know when I was going to make it again!

With apple season here I have a question about how best to prevent chopped or sliced apples from turning brown? Would you suggest soaking in a bit of salted water? Or drizzling with lemon juice ? A big thank you in advance!

Hello Vondie! That's a good question for this time of year. :) Luckily we have a whole page dealing with this topic. Simply go to our search bar and type in "How to Keep Apples from Turning Brown" and you will be directed to out page! We hope you find this information helpful. :)

This was absolutely awesome! I left off the pecans but didn't make any other changes. I will definitely make this again.

My family loved this recipe. It was easy and delicious! The next time I doubled it and used a 9 x 13 pan. Absolutely awesome!!! )

Good recipe I added about 2 Tablespoons oil and about 2 Tablespoons milk also kicked up the spice by adding a good pinch of allspice and a pinch of cloves Of course I used walnuts instead of pecans .. walnuts and apples seem to go together so much better

Can this be made in a round spring foam pan?

Yes- this can be made in a 9-inch spring foam pan.

Can I use my canned apples instead of raw and how much to use?

Yes - You can used canned apples, drained and cut into 1/2 inch chunks. One can should do the trick. :)

Why can't I copy the picture that goes with this cake?

I just looked at my existing recipes and found I had one just like this except for one ingredients. Yours said 3 apples. My old one says two. I am glad to add an additional apple. This is the most delicious cake than you could ever imagine. It only makes a single layer. So if you make this, make two. One for yourself and another for whomever.

just curious - can this be made with Splenda rather than sugar?

Yes, you can substitute the sugar with Splenda if you prefer. Enjoy!

Easy, quick tasty enough to make again but next time less chopper nuts -- was just a bit too much for us.

I added another apple and loooooooved it :)

why could I not add this to my recipe box?

I made a few minor adjustments. I added an extra apple, and about a teaspoon of cinnamon, to the batter. For the topping, I subtracted the nuts, and added a bit more butter. Overall, this cake is one of the best I have ever tasted! I was pleasantly surprised that the apples were enough to moisten the cake, since the batter was very crumbly and dry. I think there could be a bit more of the topping, however, it is sweet enough, that it made the cake tasty, despite not covering the entire top surface. I will definitely make this again! :)

The batter did seem a little dry so I chopped up another apple and that seemed to help. Didn't use nuts in topping but used a spoonful of oats. It turned out good. Kids ate it with ice cream and loved it. Will make again.

I have made the Apple Coffee Cake twice and it is just as good as ever. Quick and easy and Oh! So good! ;) Arrie Hammel

This recipe is perfect just the way it is! The extra moisture you think you need is in the apples. Fabulous and very delicious!

Am I missing the coffee somewhere?

Coffee cake is cake to enjoy with coffee...not cake that is made with coffee!

You do not need additional liquid. Once all the ingredients arr mixed and placed in the pan it all comes together when baked! This is am awesome recipe... just follow as written :)

my so call batter just looks like a crumble mess. it is not a batter just bits n pieces of stiff dough. i think i need to put some moisture in it. maybe a little milk

I'm I missing something, doesn't this recipe need milk or some kind of moisture?Mine is to dry to be called a batter ! john

JackDog444 did you get your answer. my just looks like a crumble mess. it is not a batter just bits n pieces of stiff dough

I am new to the site and I am looking forward to using these recipes. I like the rating and reviews sections. People can get questions answered. I would like to know if apple pie filling can be used for the apple coffee cake recipe. Thanx and God bless you

I made it and used softened butter to sprinkle on it still melted as I knew it would. If I make again I probably will use a crumb topping made with flour, butter br sugar as is cake was okay but not great

ayou could use Streussel topping, Just use flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans or (favorite nut) & melted butter. mix all dry ingred. then drizzel melted butter over it as you crumble it (mix) w hand. When well mixed and crumbly spread over cake.Splenda can be used in topping.

I know what she is ta I know what she is asking about do you melt the butter before you put it into the cinnamon topping. No just soften it. King

Ok this might sound like a dumb question to some but I am not a novice in the kitchen so here the topping should the butter be melted or just soft? when I melted it it turned to liquid of course and not really able to sprinkle more like pour so I tried softening the butter and doing it that way which did sprinkle...i would like to know the correct way though..thank you

What kind of apples do you use?

can you use applsause insted of chunks of apple? if so how much applesause?

Applesauce would add liquid to the recipe, apple chunks add texture. So, applesauce would not be a substitute for apples. Thank you for your question and enjoy!

Is this coffee cake recipe also used for the apple cinnamon muffins Mr. Food is showing in this video?

Hi! Great question! It is not the same recipe, but we do have something similar for Apple Cinnamon Muffins and you can find it here, Thank you for your question and enjoy!

Cassiemae, Your question makes absolutely no sense but I'll go out on a limb here and say no the butter from the topping does not sink into the cake. (Sheesh!)

Looks very tasty.

I would like to make the coffee cake but I have a question when you put the butter in the topping does it sink into the cake???

Very tasty! I doubled the amount of topping. A keeper!

looks great. where is mr.foods e-mail adress? i looked all over the website!

You can email us at Thank you!

On second thought just serve in the same foil pan.

if I want to take this to a social, how can it be inverted onto a disposible plate? Wouldn't it loose the topping

Use a foil cake pan which can be purchased in any market or $ store. After your cake is cooled cut the cake pan down the sides with a kitchen or any sharp scissors a & transfer to your serving plate. I've been doing this for yrs. then just recycle your foil pan.

Just serve in a foil pan that can be purchased at the $ store.

To Make this a healthier version I used 1c Wheat Pastry Flour 1/2c Almond flour, 1/2c honey, 1/2 brwn sugar, 1 1/2tsp baking power, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4c applesauce, 1/4c canola oil, 1 whole egg, 1 egg white, and 2c blueberries. Topping 1/4c brown sugar, 1/2c sliced almond, 1/4c steel cut oats, 1tsp cinnamon & 2Tbl canola oil. I folded the blueberries after mixing all ingredients instead of adding them. The batter is soft, cake like. But the taste was excellent. Will make this again

I thought it was excellent! Very easy to make.

Finally success in signing in. Just want to tell you that this a rally good recipe. just made it today, and it's a keeper.


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