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Moist and tender coffee cake with the scrumptious flavor of apple and a streusel topping. You’ll love starting your morning with a cup of coffee and a piece of this cake.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

In the past when I made this recipe, I used to use apple slices.

Since then I changed that to diced apples. It is easier to serve the cake and easier to eat it.

The cake is topped with the diced apples and a delicious, brown sugar and pecan streusel.

To Make this Recipe You will Need:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • egg whites
  • milk
  • Granny Smith apple
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • pecans
  • mixing bowls
  • 9×13 inch baking pan
  • whisk
eggs and cake ingredients on the kitchen counter
Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Watch me make this recipe in the video below:

To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F).

Grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. Set it aside.

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.

Place room temperature, unsalted butter in a mixing bowl, along with granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Beat those together until smooth.

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Mix in half of your flour mixture, then milk, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Combining each addition completely before the next. Set it aside.

In a bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff.

Carefully fold these into the thick batter, until just combined.

Spread the batter into the cake pan.

Peel and dice an apple and arrange it over the top of the cake batter.

For the Topping

In a bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans. Add in butter. Mix until this is completely combined and crumbly. I find that this mixes best with a whisk or a fork.

apple coffee cake in a pan with streusel mixture in a pottery mixing bowl

Sprinkle the mixture all over the top of the apples.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Bake this cake for about 40 – 50 minutes until the cake is firm in the middle, or tests done when stuck with a toothpick.

Allow it to cool slightly on a rack and then enjoy.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

The cake can be served warm or room temperature.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Enjoy!

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.
Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping - a lovely fall dessert. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Moist Coffee Cake with the scrumptious flavor of apple. You’ll love starting your morning like this.
5 from 40 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast or Brunch Foods, Cakes
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 487 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cake:

For the topping:

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 350°(F).
  • Grease a 9×13 inch cake pan. Set it aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Put the first stick and a half of butter in a mixing bowl, along with sugar and vanilla. Beat those together until smooth.
  • Mix in half of your flour mixture, then your milk, and then the rest of the flour mixture. Combining each addition completely before the next. Set it aside.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff.
  • Carefully fold these into the thick batter, until just combined.
  • Spread the batter into the cake pan.
  • Core and slice up the apple. I leave the skin on, but that is up to you.
  • Arrange the slices over the top of the cake batter.
  • In another bowl, stir together the 3/4 cup of flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and the chopped pecans. Add in the remaining butter. Mix until this is completely combined and crumbly. I find that this mixes best with a whisk or a fork.
  • Sprinkle the mixture all over the top of the apples. Bake this cake for about 40 – 50 minutes until the cake is firm in the middle, or tests done when stuck with a toothpick.
  • Allow it to cool slightly and then enjoy.
  • The cake can be served warm or room temperature.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 487kcalCarbohydrates: 67gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 385mgPotassium: 144mgFiber: 2gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 574IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This recipe was originally written in 2012, updated in 2023.

39 thoughts on “Scrumptious Apple Coffee Cake | with Recipe Video”

  1. What a delicious recipe and such a great idea to have a slice for breakfast. I love how you’ve added a pecan topping to your apples, yum!

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  2. oh wow! Look at this fluffy moist cake !!! Reminds me of my childhood favorite called “pouding chomeur” made with maple syrup though.. I love this!

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  3. I never thought of having cake for breakfast, which I think it’s the most awesome idea I’ve heard all day! I usually buy a lot of apples thinking I’m going to make them into smoothies, but sometimes they go to waste, not anymore!

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  4. its just AMAZING !!!! i can have this anytime of the day. a must try cake and love the way apples are arranged. I swear, my family is gonna love this.

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  5. I love making coffee cakes. They are no fuss, rustic, delicious desserts. Apples season is just getting started here…so I have lots of great apples to choose from to make this great sounding cake.

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  6. I haven't had coffee cake in so long…yours looks like a wonderful slice of heaven! Drooling just thinking about it…

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  7. I will take some of this with my coffee, please! I really need to start eating breakfast before going around to all the blogs :)

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  8. I'm sipping coffee right now and wishing I had a big slice of this cake. I'm am saving this recipe because it looks so good I just have to make it some time.

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