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Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

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Moist and flavorful apple crumb coffee cake topped with an apple, oatmeal, and brown sugar streusel.

Soft and Flavorful Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

This soft and flavorful coffee cake gives you all those warm and cozy feels! The apples are cubed and mixed into the cake batter making every bite of cake a bite full of apple deliciousness.

Moist and flavorful apple crumb coffee cake topped with an apple, oatmeal, and brown sugar streusel.

This cake has a super moist base with a cinnamon sugar filling. The streusel topping is made with oats, brown sugar, and more apple pieces. It gives a nice crunch to this very moist cake.

Topping this cake is a sweet vanilla cinnamon glaze. The flavors mingle together to create the ultimate comfort flavors.

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Apple crumb coffee cake in a baking dish with a vanilla glaze.

Apple Streusel Topping

The crumb topping on this cake is made with oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter. To make this topping it’s easiest to melt the butter before adding the other ingredients.

Using your fingers to create the crumbles makes it easier instead of using a fork as well.

Once the mixture is blended and crumbly, simply sprinkle the streusel topping to the top of the cake and place it in the oven to bake. No covering with aluminum foil necessary!

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A slice of apple crumb coffee cake with a jar of milk.

Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

Making a glaze for cakes and desserts is so simple and it only takes a few ingredients. Confectioner’s sugar is blended together with vanilla, and cinnamon. The consistency can be controlled by adding 1 TBSP of milk at a time.

The key is to not make the drizzle too runny so that it doesn’t slide off the cake and not making it too thick so that it doesn’t want to create a drizzle at all.

It’s important to drizzle the glaze on a completely cool cake so that it doesn’t seep down into the cake and create a nice drizzle on top.

Choosing the Right Apples

When making this coffee cake, it’s best to use tart apples. Jonagold apples are delicious in this cake but other delicious and great apples to use are Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Cortland, and McIntosh apples.

The apples in this recipe are peeled and diced small.

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Apple Crumb Coffee Cake

Yield: 16 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Moist and flavorful apple crumb coffee cake topped with an apple, oatmeal, and brown sugar streusel.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tart apples, peeled and cubed

Cinnamon Filling

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Oatmeal Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tart apple, peeled and cubed

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 tbsp of milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and grease a 13x9 baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, eggs, and oil.
  3. Mix in the vanilla extract and orange juice.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly beat the dry mixture into the wet ingredients, careful not to overbeat.
  6. Stir in the peeled and cubed apples.
  7. In a small bowl, mix together the remaining sugar and ground cinnamon.
  8. Pour half of the mixture into the greased baking dish and sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture on top.
  9. Pour the remaining batter on top and spread it out evenly.
  10. Combine the softened butter, cubed apple, brown sugar, flour, and oats. Combine until crumbly and sprinkle on top of the cake.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 50 minutes. Check the center with a toothpick to check for doneness.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before glazing.

Cinnamon Glaze

  1. Mix together the ground cinnamon, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla. Stir to mix and add in 1 tbsp of milk at a time. Mix until creamy and smooth. Drizzle on cool cake.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 469Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 2gSugar: 41gProtein: 6g

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Mary Ann

Wednesday 30th of October 2019

Can't wait to try the Apple Crumb Coffee Cake!


Wednesday 30th of October 2019

I certainly hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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