Best Apple Coffee Cake Recipe

This is the best Apple Coffee Cake recipe you’ll find. Enjoy as an indulgent breakfast treat or an any-time snack or dessert! This recipe is a great way to use up apples in the fall.

Apple Coffee Cake

I’m ashamed to divulge that this is the first coffee cake recipe I’ve posted on this site. I know! We have a momentous occasion here! Combining apples and coffee cake, it turns out, is one of the most delectable little breakfasts, snacks, desserts or however it is you wish to label this food. I mean, the title is a tad confusing. I excitedly told my boys that there was a yummy apple coffee cake waiting for them at home and I was faced with serious looks of disapproval. I had to explain that coffee was not at all involved in coffee cake and then they just looked at me like I was nutso.

Apple Coffee Cake

How do you make an easy coffee cake?

It’s good that you’re here if you are looking for an easy version of coffee cake because this recipe is indeed EASY. Follow the instructions in the recipe card below and you really can’t go wrong. The batter is fool-proof, the crumble is super-easy and the glaze has only two ingredients. Thirty minutes in the oven and this coffee cake is perfect! You can’t go wrong, folks, you just can’t go wrong.

Watch a tutorial on how to take your Apple Coffee Cake to the BEST Coffee Cake with a homemade Simple Icing on top of it!

How do you make simple icing?

Simple icing is THE PERFECT thing to top off this yummy coffee cake and it is SO EASY. You’ll need powdered sugar and milk and that’s it! Watch the above video to see for yourself.

Apple Coffee Cake

Is there coffee in coffee cake?

Coffee cakes have been around for aaaages and about a century ago coffee used to make an appearance in the ingredient list. Today’s versions of the cake does not typically contain coffee, but it is sometimes enjoyed with coffee! Coffee cake is often enjoyed as a sweet breakfast food, but way easier to make than cinnamon rolls.

Apple Coffee Cake

Needless to say, my boys ended up loving and devouring this Apple Coffee Cake, as I knew they would. It will serve as breakfast, snack and dessert in our house for the next few days.

Are you keeping up with all of my apple recipes? You should try some of them. Some really yummy ones have come out of my kitchen recently, like..
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Apple Pie Bars
Apple Bundt Cake
Apple Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Apple Pie

Okie dokie, I’m off to eat a giant piece of this delicious little cake as a pre-dinner snack! ENJOY!

Apple Coffee Cake
apples, coffee cake, breakfast, dessert, icing
Simple Icing simple icing with just a few ingredients!
Yield: 12

Apple Coffee Cake

prep time: 20 minscook time: 35 minstotal time: 55 mins

This is the best Apple Coffee Cake recipe I've ever made. Enjoy as an indulgent breakfast treat or an any-time snack or dessert! Great way to use up apples in the fall.


  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons apple juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), combine the butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Gradually add to the butter mixture and beat on medium-low speed until just combined. Add the sour cream and mix until just combined. Stir in the apples. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, spreading in an even layer.
  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and melted butter. Stir until crumbly. Sprinkle crumbles over the cake batter in the pan and bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  1. Using a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer), confectioners' sugar and apple juice. Mix on medium speed until glaze is free of lumps. Drizzle over the cooled coffee cake, cut into squares and serve!
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