Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is one of my husband's favorite sweet treats. So I'm always on the lookout for yummy new recipes to make for him. When I stumbled upon this one, I knew he'd love it. And he did.

And it was so good I wish I hadn't told him I was making it. So I could have eaten it all myself. It was just that delicious. And I'm not even a huge fan of cake.

I would never have gotten away with not telling him, though, because the smell as this piece of heaven was baking would have given me away. The scent of apples and cinnamon filled the whole house. As soon as he walked in the door, he noticed. And I think he even started drooling a little.

Here's what you'll need:
3 medium apples, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups flour (I used half white, half wheat)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teas baking powder
1/2 teas cinnamon
1/4 teas salt
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup milk
1 teas vanilla
1 egg, beaten
For the topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teas cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a small bowl, combine the butter, milk, egg, and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, but be careful not to overmix. The batter will be thick and lumpy. Stir in the chopped apples. Spread in a greased 8x8 baking pan.

Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. You could add a handful of chopped nuts if you wanted to. Sprinkle over the batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If the top is browning too much, cover loosely with foil.

This cake is fabulous served warm! And fabulous served cold. It's pretty dense, but the apples keep the cake moist and wonderful! Invite a friend over for coffee and make this yummy treat to share.

For more yummy recipes, visit Tempt My Tummy Tuesday over at Blessed with Grace.


  1. YUM, Marsha. This apple coffee cake looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing and linking to TMTT.

  2. I love all things apple and cinnamon. This looks yummy!

  3. gotta love the smell of apples and cinnamon!(cheryl@scrapaddict4sure)

  4. Yum!!! Wanted to invite you to participate in a weekly event I host titled Seasonal Sundays! This delish looking coffee cake fits right into the theme :)

  5. now that looks good, I have an old recipe of my grandmothers Apple Dapple cake,homemade from scratch is always good!