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Slice of apple coffee cake on a red patterned plate, with fresh apples in the background.
Apple Coffee Cake
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Apple Coffee Cake: moist sour cream cake layered with juicy apples & cinnamon-spiced streusel crumb topping. Makes such a nice breakfast, brunch, or snack!

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon coffee cake, apple coffee cake, apple coffee cake recipe, apple sour cream coffee cake, sour cream apple coffee cake
Servings: 10
Calories: 481 kcal
For the cinnamon crumb topping
For the sour cream cake
For the toppings
To make the cinnamon crumb topping
  1. Place the butter in a small pot and melt over low heat.

  2. Add the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and toss to combine.

To make the sour cream cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and mist a 9-inch springform pan with non-stick spray.

  2. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, and stir to combine.

  3. Add the butter, and mix on medium-low speed until the mixture resembles damp sand (about 2 minutes).

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed until smooth.

  5. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a silicone spatula, then add the sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla.

  6. Beat on medium speed for about 1 1/2 minutes, to aerate the cake batter and build its structure.

  7. Transfer about 2/3 of the batter to the prepared pan.

  8. Top with the diced apples, sprinkle with half of the crumb topping, then spread the remaining batter on top (layers of cake batter may seem thin, but they will puff up as they bake).

  9. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon crumb mixture on top, then bake the cake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of the cake comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

To top the apple coffee cake
  1. Stir the powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl until smooth, then drizzle over the cake.

  2. Dust the cake with additional powdered sugar, for garnish.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Plain Greek yogurt can be substituted.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Coffee Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 481 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 169mg5%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 656IU13%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.