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Apple Coffee Cake Recipe with Streusel Topping

Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping is a moist cake made with fresh apples and a delicious crumb topping. This Coffee Cake Recipe will become your favorite!
Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping is a moist cake made with fresh apples and a delicious crumb topping. This Coffee Cake Recipe will become your favorite!

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 a nice crunch and carameliness (new word that needs a place in the dictionary) that combine into a delicious combo.

Simple Apple Desserts

If you love Apple Desserts  (click the link to see others) make sure to check out my other recipes! 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!

This simple and easy Apple Coffee Cake is topped with delicious Streusel Topping for that slight crunch that my kids love!

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! Just make sure not to thaw the fruits before adding into the batter.

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

Apple Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping

Ingredients for the Apple Coffee Cake

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

Streusel Topping Ingredients

  • sugar
  • all-purpose flour
  • butter, melted

No-stick mixture

  • Butter
  • Flour

How to make Streusel Topping:

  • Make the streusel topping first and refrigerate – Combine melted butter, flour & sugar together, until crumbly mixture forms, then refrigerate.
Making Streusel Topping is super easy. Just combine the ingredients until crumbly.

How to make the Apple Coffee Cake

  • Butter the inside of a 9 in X 12 in baking dish. Add flour and shake the dish around covering the inside with flour, then shake out the excess. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350F with the baking rack in the middle.

  • Peel, core and dice apples into 1/2 inch cubes, then add 1/4 cup flour and quickly 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. Do not overmix or the cake will be tough.
  • Fold in diced apples.
  • Transfer the apple cake batter into 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 1 vote

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 (*see footnotes)
  • 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.

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. Alternate adding the dry and wet ingredients, by adding them in thirds. Do not overmix or the cake will be tough.

  7. Fold the apples into the batter. 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.

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

Recipe Notes

  • * the milk can be replaced with buttermilk, sour cream or yogurt. Just use what you have on hand.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Coffee Cake w/ Streusel Topping
Amount Per Serving (3 g)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* 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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