Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping

Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping is a moist cake with fresh apples and a delicious crumb topping. A great Coffee Cake Recipe for everyone to enjoy!
Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping - Apples make any baked thing very moist, as they continue giving off the moisture into the cake long after they are baked, not only keeping it very moist but also keeping it from going stale longer. The Streusel Topping gives this cake of a crunch and caramel flavor. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

The best Apple Coffee Cake Recipe!

Two things make this Coffee Cake Recipe as delicious as it is – Apples and the Streusel Topping.

Apples make any baked thing very moist, as they continue giving off the moisture into the cake long after they are baked. The Streusel Topping gives this Apple Coffee Cake somewhat of a crunch and carameliness (new word that needs a place in the dictionary)!

Simple Apple Desserts!

There are many different Apple Desserts! This Apple Coffee Cake is a recipe that’s simple and contains ingredients you most likely already have! So get your baking on and make this great Apple Coffee Cake!  Thanks to BarbaraBakes for this wonderful recipe!

Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping - Apples make any baked thing very moist, as they continue giving off the moisture into the cake long after they are baked, not only keeping it very moist but also keeping it from going stale longer. The Streusel Topping gives this cake of a crunch and caramel flavor. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

Can I substitute apples in this Coffee Cake Recipe?

You can use any type of apple or berry! Fresh or frozen berries can also be used for this Coffee Cake Recipe!

Now let’s get to it. Here’s how you make it.

Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping

Ingredients:

  • all-purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • milk
  • apples

Streusel Topping

  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • butter, melted

No-stick mixture

  • Butter
  • Flour

How to make Apple Coffee Cake Recipe with a Streusel Topping:

  • Make the streusel topping – Combine melted butter, flour & sugar together, until crumbly mixture forms. Put in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Whisk together (with a mixer or a hand+whisk) butter and sugar, for about 3 minutes. While continuing to whisk slowly pour the wet ingredients (milk+eggs) in thirds, down the sides of the bowl, then add the vanilla extract and mix once more. Add the flour+baking soda+salt mixture. Mix just until combined.

How to make the Apple Coffee Cake

  • Pour melted butter into the pyrex dish you’re going to bake the cake in. Brush the inside with the melted butter. Add flour and shake the dish around covering the inside with flour. Set aside.
  • Turn oven to 350F. Put a baking rack in the middle.

  • Peel, core and dice apples into 1/2 inch cubes, then add 1/4 cup flour and toss together.

  • Combine the wet ingredients: Whisk 1/2 cup milk and 2 room temperature eggs together. Set aside. 
  • Combine the dry ingredients: Sift or whisk together 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  • Whisk the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Without stopping the mixer add the wet ingredients in thirds, followed by the vanilla extract.
  • Now fold or whisk in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Add diced apples to the batter and carefully fold them in.
  • Transfer the apple cake batter into prepared baking dish into an even layer. Top with the streusel topping by breaking it into smaller pieces with your hands.
  • Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

Now make some tea or coffee and enjoy the fruit of your labor

Favorite Coffee Cake Recipes

There are many delicious ways to make Coffee Cake! What is one of your favorite Coffee Cake Recipes?

Other great Apple Recipes:

Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping

5 from 2 votes

Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping is a moist cake with fresh apples and a delicious crumb topping. 

Author: Barbara Bakes
Course: Dessert
Calories: 253 kcal
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour (Canadian is best)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder or 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 3 large apples peeled, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Streusel Topping

No-stick mixture

  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp flour

Instructions

How to make Apple Coffee Cake Recipe with a Streusel Topping:

  1. Make the streusel topping – Combine melted butter, flour & sugar together, until crumbly mixture forms. Put in the fridge until ready to use.

  2. Whisk together (with a mixer or a hand+whisk) butter and sugar, for about 3 minutes. While continuing to whisk slowly pour the wet ingredients (milk+eggs) in thirds, down the sides of the bowl, then add the vanilla extract and mix once more. Add the flour+baking soda+salt mixture. Mix just until combined

How to make the Apple Coffee Cake

  1. Pour melted butter into the pyrex dish you’re going to bake the cake in. Brush the inside with the melted butter. Add flour and shake the dish around covering the inside with flour. Set aside.

  2. Turn oven to 350F. Put a baking rack in the middle.

  3. Peel, core and dice apples into 1/2 inch cubes, then add 1/4 cup flour and toss together.

  4. Combine the wet ingredients: Whisk 1/2 cup milk and 2 room temperature eggs together. Set aside. 

  5. Combine the dry ingredients: Sift or whisk together 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 cups all-purpose flour.

  6. Whisk the butter and sugar together until smooth and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Without stopping the mixer add the wet ingredients in thirds, followed by the vanilla extract.

  7. Now fold or whisk in the dry ingredients until combined.

  8. Add diced apples to the batter and carefully fold them in. Transfer the apple cake batter into prepared baking dish into an even layer. Top with the streusel topping by breaking it into smaller pieces with your hands.

  9. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing and serving.

  10. Now make some tea or coffee and enjoy the fruit of your labor

Nutrition Facts
Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 5.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Tanya Nika

    Thank you for yummy recipe 🙂 it was good 🙂

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  • Diana

    Hello Marina!
    Its apple/coffee cake but I don’t see coffee in ingredients?

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  • Vita

    This is one of my favorite cakes to make with apples!!! So delishes every time! Thank you

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  • Marilyn

    I made this and it is good. I thought just too many steps that were not necessary. Melted butter for pan needs only to be soft butter. Melted did not work for me. Also mine did not look at all like your pictures. The topping has to be reworked.

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  • We love us some streusel topping! These look delicious! A must make! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Am

    Thank you for this yummy recipe! Do you think this would work if baked in a 9×5 pan for 60mins? for more of a “bread/cake”?

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    • I find that it bakes better in a wider pan. When baked in a smaller pan, the cake is of course taller, but it looses it’s moistness and takes forever to bake. So if you want to bake it in a smaller pan, half the recipe and bake it in a 9×5 pan 🙂

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  • Julia

    Thank you for this delicious recipe! I just made this coffee cake the second time. I’m having trouble with the streusel topping. Instead of it staying crumby it melts to the top after baking. Can you please tell me what I’m doing wrong?

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  • Ri

    In the ingredients you have:
    1 1/2 tsp baking powder or 1 tsp baking soda but in step 3 you have: Combine 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 2 cups all purpose flour together, then whisk together with fork or whisk.
    So what is it?

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    • You can use either one, either the baking powder or the baking soda 🙂

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  • Alyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust}

    You had me at streusel topping 🙂 You have an adorable blog and I’m loving your foodie style!

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    • Thanks Alyssa! Streusel is killer on coffee cakes)))

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  • inna

    This looks easy and yummy. Perfect for when the sugar craving hits:)
    I love seeing step by step photos on your blog. They are really helpful.

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    • Thanks Inna! the fact that it uses ingredients common in the house, makes this a really wonderful recipe 🙂 I was really happy when I found it myself 🙂

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  • ella

    hey I wanted to know if you used baking soda or powder? the ingridients list shows powder but the picture shows soda?

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    • You can use either one. I corrected the recipe to let you know how much to use.

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  • atasteofmadess

    One of my favorite cakes that I have made was an apple coffee cake with streusel topping. Yours looks fantastic!

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    • apple anything is amazing 🙂 Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  • foodlikecake

    I love this cake- I love, love crumb cakes and apple does keep things moist!

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    • It’s so easy to make too!

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  • Lucy

    Hey girl, I just wanted to say I just absolutely love your cooking and baking!!!
    You have some talent.
    Thank you for taking step by step pictures it really helps. :))

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    • Hi Lucy!
      Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me! I appreciate you visiting my site 🙂

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