The Perfect Blend: Apple Crisp Coffee Cake

As the seasons change, and the air becomes crisper, there’s nothing like the aroma of freshly baked goods to warm your heart and home. “Apple Crisp Coffee Cake” is a delightful creation that marries the comforting essence of a classic coffee cake with the irresistible charm of apple crisp. This recipe transforms your morning coffee or afternoon tea into a moment of pure indulgence. With its tender cake layer, a cinnamon-kissed apple filling, and a buttery streusel topping, this coffee cake is a delicious celebration of the fall season. Join us as we explore how to create this mouthwatering masterpiece that promises to become a favorite for any occasion.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced (e.g., Granny Smith)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Streusel Topping:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed

Instructions :

1. Preheat the Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) square baking pan or a similar-sized baking dish.

2. Prepare the Cake Batter:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set this dry mixture aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, which takes about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, alternating with the sour cream, beginning and ending with the dry mixture. Mix until just combined.

3. Create the Apple Filling:

  • In a separate bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon. Toss to coat the apples evenly.

4. Make the Streusel Topping:

  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, and ground cinnamon for the streusel topping. Cut in the cold, cubed butter using a pastry cutter or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

5. Assemble the Coffee Cake:

  • Spread half of the cake batter evenly in the prepared baking pan. Top it with the apple filling, distributing it evenly. Spoon the remaining cake batter over the apples and spread it out.

6. Add the Streusel Topping:

  • Sprinkle the prepared streusel topping over the cake.

7. Bake to Perfection:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the streusel is golden brown.

8. Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the Apple Crisp Coffee Cake to cool in the pan for a while. Slice and serve it warm, or let it cool completely before enjoying.

Apple Crisp Coffee Cake is a delectable fusion of two beloved classics, with warm and comforting fall flavors in every bite. This coffee cake is the definition of decadence, with its tender cake layer, cinnamon-scented apple filling, and buttery streusel topping.It’s a delicious treat for any season, whether for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Share this recipe with your friends and family to enhance your moments of relaxation and togetherness with the delectable flavor of Apple Crisp Coffee Cake.