Apple Coffee Cake (with Video)

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A fun twist on a classic coffee cake, this Apple Coffee Cake has a fresh apple pie filling and cinnamon brown sugar crumble topping that make it a decadent fall treat that is incredibly quick and easy to make.

A decadent yet incredibly simple Apple Pie Coffee Cake is the perfect pairing for your fall coffee dates. This easy coffee cake recipe bakes in half the time of other quick bread recipes and yields a light, moist cake with an apple pie filling and cinnamon streusel topping. Add this recipe to your fall baking list!

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

One of my favorite simple pleasures in life is having a friend over for a cup of coffee and getting a chance to catch up IRL.

While I love being able to keep tabs on everyone with social media, there is nothing like a dedicated gab session to catch up and connect.

The only thing that makes those catch-ups even better is having a little something sweet to serve alongside our coffee – and this apple cinnamon coffee cake is the perfect option for fall.

It’s super simple and quick to make – it even bakes in half the time of a standard banana bread, making it a great option for last minute plans. The cake crumb is light and airy and is wonderfully balanced with the apple pie filling and cinnamon brown sugar streusel. It’s decadent and indulgent without being heavy.

While we used canned apple pie filling, you can whip up our Cracker Barrel Fried Apples in less than 10 minutes for an easy homemade apple pie filling.

Due to the apple pie filling, this cake will only last for two days if stored at room temperature. I recommend storing in the fridge which allows you to enjoy this cake for a full week.

Can I freeze this coffee cake? Yes, to freeze your coffee cake wrap with plastic wrap or tinfoil, then store in a ziptop freezer bag or your favorite freezer containers. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

To make this recipe even easier, you can swap out our from-scratch cake recipe for a white cake mix. You can also use this recipe to make apple pie coffee cake muffins instead of a loaf for a convenient serving option.

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Apple Coffee Cake Ingredients

For the streusel topping:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can swap out the apple pie filling for any filling you desire: cherry filling, pineapple filling, pear filling, strawberry filling, etc.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Loaf pan
  • Spatula <– I like these spatulas because they are one solid piece and don’t have removable heads for bacteria to get trapped underneath. Plus they are heat-resistant and have a lifetime warranty.

How to Make Apple Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease or line a standard-sized loaf pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, vanilla and milk. Add in the sugar and continue to beat until no sugar crystals remain.

In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and optional cinnamon.

Stir the dry ingredients into the oil mixture until just combined.

The number of apple layers you want in your cake will effect your assembly. For one apple layer, place 2/3 of the batter in the loaf pan and then spoon some apple pie filling into the centre – leaving 1” all around the apple pie filling to avoid it burning and causing the loaf to break in half. You may want to press down the apple pie filling a bit with the back of a spoon.

Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer and smooth down.

In a small bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients and then sprinkle over the wet batter.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean of any batter (it will have some apple pie filling stuck to it).

 

Pin this Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake for your next casual fall dessert:

How to make an apple pie coffee cake, a fun fall twist on a classic coffee cake with a brown sugar cinnamon streusel topping and apple pie filling baked right into the cake! This is a must make fall baking recipe!

Grab your free printable recipe card for our apple coffee cake recipe:

Yield: 1 Loaf, 8-10 Slices

Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Coffee Cake

A decadent and indulgent fall twist on a classic coffee cake, this Apple Coffee Cake features a cinnamon brown sugar streusel topping and juicy apple pie filling for a fall treat the whole family will love.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon, optional
  • 1 can apple pie filling

For the streusel topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Grease or line a standard-sized loaf pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, vanilla and milk. Add in the sugar and continue to beat until no sugar crystals remain.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and optional cinnamon.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the oil mixture until just combined.
  6. The number of apple layers you want in your cake will effect your assembly. For one apple layer, place 2/3 of the batter in the loaf pan and then spoon some apple pie filling into the centre - leaving 1” all around the apple pie filling to avoid it burning and causing the loaf to break in half. You may want to press down the apple pie filling a bit with the back of a spoon.
  7. Pour the remaining batter over the apple layer and smooth down.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the streusel topping ingredients and then sprinkle over the wet batter.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean of any batter (it will have some apple pie filling stuck to it).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 636Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 454mgCarbohydrates: 84gFiber: 3gSugar: 43gProtein: 7g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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