Recipe – Apple Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Crumble


This coffee cake is a nice way to start off the fall baking season when apples are plentiful. However, it’s a nice treat any other time of the year when you may have a spare Granny Smith apple laying around. If you don’t happen to have a Granny Smith apple most any other eating or cooking Apple will work just fine.


For Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk

For Cinnamon Apple

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For Cinnamon Crumble

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, small diced and cold

Preparation Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F
  • Line cake pan with aluminum foil on the bottom up to the side.
  • For cinnamon apple: Mix the sliced apple with sugar and ground cinnamon. Toss until apple slices are evenly covered. Set aside.
  • For apple cake: Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl, mix until incorporated and set aside.
  • For Cinnamon Crumble: Prepare cinnamon crumble by mixing brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter together with your hands for 3-5 minutes until it forms a nice crumble. Set aside.
  • For Cake: Prepare the pan by mixing softened unsalted butter and sugar until creamy and pale for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs and continue mixing until just combined.
  • Next, add flour mixture alternating with the milk, beating until just blended
  • Transfer mixture to the prepared cake pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with cinnamon-sugared apples in a single layer and sprinkle the cinnamon crumble over the apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 55 minutes to 1 hour-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for 15 minutes before taking it out from the pan.

Cook’s Notes

  • Enjoy with sugar glaze if desired; mix together 2 tbsp milk and ½ cup powdered sugar

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